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China tightens COVID-19 restrictions to stamp out new surges

Xinjiang and Qingdao clusters raise alarms of a possible new wave

A woman is swabbed for the coronavirus in Qingdao on Oct. 13. The Chinese city's entire population of 10.7 million was tested after a cluster of infections was detected.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Facing fresh coronavirus outbreaks in Xinjiang and Qingdao, China has intensified efforts to contain infections through widespread testing and travel restrictions.

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