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  • Beijing testing millions amid fresh Covid-19 wave
  • Beijing's Chaoyang district under scanner
  • People seen panic buying amid lockdown fears

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On Tuesday, Shanghai, where Omicron cases continue to spiral, completed its fourth week in lockdown.

China’s capital Beijing began testing millions of residents and shutting down residential and business districts Monday amid a new outbreak of Covid-19.

It has ordered testing in 3 rounds in the the Chaoyang district of Beijing which is home to over 3.5 million people after it registered most Covid-19 cases in the capital's latest epidemic surge triggered by the Omicron variant

Meanwhile, fear gripped the city of over 21.5 million as people resorted to panic buying apprehending the ongoing Shanghai-style lockdown which resulted in severe food shortages leading to protests by people who were confined to their flats.

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Stocks of vegetables, rice, oil, noodles and other daily necessities disappeared from shelves of almost all the supermarkets while online food stores stopped supplying after running out of stocks.

On Tuesday, Shanghai, where Omicron cases continue to spiral, completed its fourth week in lockdown.

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