COVID-hit Beijing keeps up guard to avert Shanghai-like misery

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing closed some public spaces and stepped up checks at others on Thursday, as most of the city’s 22 million residents embarked on more COVID-19 mass testing aimed at averting a Shanghai-like lockdown. As Beijing rolled out three rounds of mass testing this week across a number of districts, it locked down a number of residential compounds, office blocks and a university after infections were found while shutting some schools, entertainment venues and tourist sites. Universal Studios in Beijing announced late on Wednesday it would require visitors to show…

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