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China puts half a million people back in lockdown as new Covid-19 spike feared

The Sun reports. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home once a day, and only to buy food and medicine.State officials have been ordered to snoop on neighbours and call the police if they spot anyone breaking the rules.China was thought to have brought coronavirus under control after the outbreak at the start of the year, but hundreds of new cases have appeared in Beijing and Hebei province in the last few weeks.It has caused Chinese health experts to warn the country is at "very high risk" of a deadly second wave of the virus.The outbreak in Hebei province is linked to a food market which is over 20 times bigger than the Wuhan wet market where the global Covid-19 pandemic originated.Worldwide coronavirus cases.

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