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Macao locks down landmark Lisboa hotel over COVID cases

Xi'an residents ordered home as China battles multiple virus outbreaks

The Grand Lisboa, started by late gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, is one of Macao's best known casino hotels. (File photo by Ken Kobayashi)

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI -- Macao has locked down its landmark Grand Lisboa hotel as the world's biggest gaming hub battles a COVID-19 outbreak, while Chinese authorities ordered 13 million residents of historic Xi'an to their homes and launched mass testing in Shanghai.

China is grappling with the virus on multiple fronts under a strict zero-COVID policy that relies on lockdowns, quarantines and widespread testing to quash infections.

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