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China expands Covid testing to almost all of Beijing’s 22 million residents

Capital to undergo mass testing after 33 new locally transmitted cases as the government stick to zero-Covid strategy

Beijing has swiftly expanded its Covid-19 mass testing from one district this week to most of the city of nearly 22 million, adding to expectations of an imminent lockdown similar to Shanghai’s.

The Chinese capital began testing the residents of its most populous district, Chaoyang, on Monday. By the end of the day, even though only a fraction of the results had come out, the city decided to conduct tests on 10 other districts and one economic development zone by Saturday.

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