Wave of Omicron Infections Prompts Lockdowns in China

BEIJING — Several of China’s largest factory cities have ordered a lockdown, halting production of Toyota cars and Apple iPhones.

Theaters, cinemas and many restaurants have closed in Shanghai. 

The northeastern province of Jilin on Monday banned its 24 million residents from leaving the province or traveling between cities.

China is grappling with its largest surge of Covid-19 infections since the coronavirus first emerged more than two years ago in central China.

Sustained outbreaks in two-thirds of the country’s provinces are proving the toughest test yet of China’s zero-tolerance coronavirus policy.

Even as countries in the West are now loosening or abandoning mask mandates and other measures...

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