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China's Shenzhen vows to 'mobilize all resources' to curb COVID

Amid slowly spreading outbreak, city orders strict testing, targeted lockdowns

A Chinese man and child outside a shopping mall in Shenzhen on July 16. Shenzhen has not ordered blanket closure of businesses or tough curbs on people's movement, but has sealed residential compounds and buildings identified as being at higher risk.   © Reuters

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) -- China's southern megacity of Shenzhen has vowed to "mobilize all resources" to curb a slowly spreading COVID-19 outbreak, ordering strict implementation of testing and temperature checks, and lockdowns for COVID-affected buildings.

Shenzhen, with a population of nearly 18 million, reported 22 new locally transmitted cases for Wednesday, with the daily count creeping up from single digits earlier this month.

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