A tale of three cities: How Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong fight Covid-19

Quarantine workers in a Shanghai, China neighborhood in lockdown due to rising Covid-19, on March 14, 2022. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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CAIXIN GLOBAL (BEIJING) Authorities across China are ramping up virus control measures as the country struggles to combat its worst outbreak since the pandemic began more than two years ago.

The latest local outbreaks, mostly driven by the more transmissible and harder-to-identify BA.2 subvariant of Omicron, have made the task of disease prevention and control even more daunting.

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