The western province of Gansu is one of the hardest hit by China’s summer Covid outbreak. Pictured here is a Red Cross volunteer spraying disinfectant in Dingxi, Gansu.
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BEIJING — China’s daily Covid case count has climbed into the hundreds as the summer holidays get underway.
Many of the cases have hit spots in central China, rather than economic centers like Beijing and Shanghai. The number of infections in manufacturing hub Guangdong has risen with no major restrictions on business yet.
However, sudden business closures in a tourist area in the southwestern region of Guangxi left more than 2,000 visitors stranded as of Sunday, state media said. The report said local authorities would help the tourists leave.
On Monday, Chengdu city in southwestern Sichuan province ordered bars, gyms and indoor entertainment venues to close temporarily for a…