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China reports first Covid-19 death in 8 months as thousands of Hebei residents are evacuated

China has reported its first Covid-19 death since May as its northern province of Hebei battles an outbreak that also prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents of high-risk areas to a quarantine facility.Hebei’s health commission on Thursday reported 81 new cases, 75 of them in its provincial capital Shijiazhuang, taking the total for its current outbreak to 463 known active infections.About 5,500 people from three villages in Shijiazhuang’s Gaocheng district, which has been classed as…

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