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China imposes strict Covid lockdown for 13 million people in city of Xi'an

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Around 13 million people in China have been put into lockdown following a coronavirus outbreak - with the city of Xi'an under the strictest measures imposed since the start of the pandemic last year.

Residents cannot go outside even to buy groceries, with Chinese officials promising steady deliveries of essentials to homes in the ancient city.

A ministry spokesperson said today that the country's Commerce Ministry has been in touch with surrounding provinces to ensure adequate supplies of necessities reach those affected.

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