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Chinese cities lock down ahead of Olympics to stop COVID, 20 million people confined to homes

Added 01-11-22 08:43:02am EST - “About 20 million people in China are currently locked down in response to the coronavirus” - Foxnews.com

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Chinese cities are going on lockdown in response to positive coronavirus tests, with one city aiming to test 14 million people over a 48-hour span. 

Residents of the port city of Tianjin, where 14 million people live, are advised to stay home until they are tested, BBC reported Monday. People will only be allowed to ride public transportation until after they receive a negative test.

The city is aiming to test its residents over 48 hours after a cluster of 20 people tested positive, including two with the omicron variant of the virus. 

Three other cities, Anyang, Xi’an and Yuzhou are locked down as of Tuesday, leaving about 20 million people confined to their homes.

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