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China's Xi'an enacts COVID curbs on movement, business

4-day partial lockdown combats omicron flare-up in city of 13m

The northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an will impose COVID-19 restrictions on residents' movement April 16-19.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- The northwestern Chinese city of Xi'an said on Friday it will temporarily impose a partial lockdown to reduce its 13 million residents' movement, after reporting dozens of COVID-19 infections this month, as China fights a record wave of cases.

Since March, mainland China has been grappling with the worst COVID-19 outbreak since the virus first emerged in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019.

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