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China COVID crackdown closes several factories in industrial hub

Zero-tolerance policy weighs down economy ahead of Beijing Olympics

Medical workers collect swabs from residents at a testing site in the Zhenhai district of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's zero-tolerance policy toward coronavirus infections has led at least 13 companies in Zhejiang Province, a manufacturing center bordering Shanghai, to suspend activities at their plants.

The listed companies announcing stoppages as of Sunday includes semiconductor group JSG and BSM Chemical. Local government officials requested the suspensions and it is not known when production will restart.

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