Day: June 8, 2021

China’s Guangzhou fights Delta Covid variant with lockdowns, mass testing

People wait in lines for nucleic acid testing on May 26, 2021 in Guangzhou, China.

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GUANGZHOU, China — Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are carrying out mass testing and have locked down areas to try to control a flare up of coronavirus cases in Guangzhou.

The city has cited the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first detected in India, as a driver behind the uptick in cases it has reported since the latter part of May. The Delta strain is known to be highly transmissible.

Guangzhou, a city of

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