COVID-19: Surge in Hong Kong coronavirus cases pushes neighbouring Chinese city of Shenzhen into lockdown | World News

A city of 17.5 million people in China has gone into lockdown after a spike in cases in neighbouring Hong Kong.

Everyone in the business centre of Shenzhen will undergo three rounds of testing after 60 new cases were reported on Sunday.

All businesses except those providing essential goods such as food and fuel have been ordered to shut or operate from home.

Case numbers in China’s latest infection surge are low compared to other countries and with Hong Kong, which reported more than 32,000 on Sunday.

But mainland authorities are enforcing a “zero tolerance” strategy and have locked down entire cities to find and isolate every infected person.

Access to China’s most populous city of Shanghai has been restricted with bus services suspended and a negative COVID-19 test required from anyone wanting to enter.


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