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China battles spiraling COVID crisis as city lockdowns widen

Authorities scramble to cut infections after pledge to ease strict curbs

A pandemic prevention worker keeps watch at a residential compound in Beijing after it was locked down following outbreaks in the capital.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China is locking down parts of Beijing and other cities as virus infections near record levels in a spiraling COVID-19 crisis that threatens plans to ease controversial virus curbs.

The capital has shuttered shopping malls, parks and museums, locking down some districts as officials warned that the city was fighting its "most complicated and severe" virus flare-up. Millions in Guangzhou have also been ordered home, after unrest over curbs broke out this month in the southern manufacturing hub.

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