Shenzhen placed under lockdown as COVID-19 cases surge in China

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China's major tech hub of Shenzhen on Monday came under a citywide lockdown in the face of rising coronavirus cases in the country's mainland and Hong Kong. Shenzhen's 17 million residents have been asked to stay at home through March 20, during which the southern city, bordering Hong Kong, will carry out three rounds of mass testing and suspend public transport services, according to a local government notice. The lockdown comes a day after the Chinese government said 3,122 COVID-19 cases, including asymptomatic infections, were confirmed in the country's mainland on Saturday, more than doubl...

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