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

Although infection numbers on the mainland are relatively low, the authorities are enforcing a "zero tolerance" strategy to find and quarantine every infected person, and have imposed fresh restrictions in a number of areas.

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Although infection numbers on the mainland are relatively low, the authorities are enforcing a "zero tolerance" strategy to find and quarantine every infected person, and have imposed fresh restrictions in a number of areas.

Highlights

  • Authorities reported 1,938 new cases on the Chinese mainland on Sunday, more than triple the previous day’s total.
  • Hong Kong authorities are enforcing a ‘zero tolerance’ strategy to find and isolate every infected person.
  • Access to Shanghai has been restricted with bus services suspended and a negative test required from anyone wanting to enter.
  • Six million people have now died of coronavirus since the pandemic began in China since it began in late 2019.
  • More than 4,636 deaths on the mainland out of 115,466 confirmed cases since the outbreak started in Wuhan, which has killed 3,993 people, and 32,430 in Hong Kong.