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Account of life in locked down Xian highlights ‘costs’ of zero-Covid policy

A Chinese journalist based in Xian has told of neighbours trading food with one another to deal with supply shortages and the fear of being sent to a quarantine centre, in an account of life under lockdown in the northwestern city.The entire city of 13 million people has been locked down for nearly two weeks and ordered to take compulsory tests as authorities grapple with a Covid-19 outbreak that began on December 9, traced to a flight from Pakistan.While the numbers are low compared with other…

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