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On Thursday, as cases continued to rise, Shenzhen, the tech hub of southern China, tightened coronavirus restrictions, suspending large-scale events and indoor entertainment for three days in Bao’an, the city’s most populous area.
At least half of Shenzhen’s 10 districts with a population of 13 million have ordered full closures of entertainment venues, closing businesses or reducing restaurants.
Education authorities have delayed the start of the new term, mainly due to the start of Thursday.
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In a statement released late Wednesday, officials urged residents not to leave town unless there was an emergency.
He did not specify how officials would enforce the new requirements, but asked the government, Communist Party authorities and state-owned companies to ensure that their employees did not leave the city unnecessarily.
Residents leaving must show proof of two negative tests within 48 hours, the statement said.
Authorities traced a cluster of cases to a ballroom in the Futian central business district and urged recent visitors to report it to local health officials.
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Huaqiangbei, the world’s largest electronics market, remained closed after authorities closed it on Monday.
Shenzhen reported 62 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of Aug. 31, up from 37 the day before.
Source: Fox News Network