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China’s Xian city on high alert, imposes travel curbs as COVID-19 cases climb

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The northwestern Chinese city of Xian has imposed tight curbs on outbound travel as well as ordinary commuting within the city as a new COVID-19 outbreak sees community cases tick higher, but stopped short of full-scale lockdown as seen in Wuhan last year. The daily count of domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections with confirmed symptoms in Xian, a city of 13 million, has increased for six consecutive days since Dec. 17. Total local cases were more than 200 during the Dec. 9-22 period, according to Reuters calculations based on official data released on Thursday. The t…

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