Beijing closes more venues as anger at Shanghai’s COVID lockdown grows

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By Ryan Woo and Brenda Goh BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing closed more gyms, malls, cinemas and apartment blocks on Friday, with authorities ramping up contact tracing to contain a COVID-19 outbreak, while resentment at the draconian month-long lockdown in Shanghai continued to grow. In the finance hub, fenced-in people in various districts have been protesting against the lockdown and difficulties in obtaining provisions by banging on pots and pans in the evenings, according to a Reuters witness and residents. A video shared on social media, whose authenticity could not b…

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