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China: Shenzhen shuts electronics market to tackle COVID outbreak02:55

China: Shenzhen shuts electronics market to tackle COVID outbreak

China, Shenzhen
August 29, 2022 at 18:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

World's largest electronics market of Huaqiangbei in Shenzen, as well as 24 metro stations, shut on Monday in an attempt to fight a COVID-19 outbreak.

The affected area, including thousands of stalls selling microchips, telephone parts and other components will stay closed until Sept 2.

The tech hub, where nearly 18 million people work, registered nine symptomatic and two asymptomatic cases on Monday after being tested the previous day.

China reported 1,696 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 28, of which 352 were symptomatic and 1,344 were asymptomatic, according to the National Health Commission.

China: Shenzhen shuts electronics market to tackle COVID outbreak02:55
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World's largest electronics market of Huaqiangbei in Shenzen, as well as 24 metro stations, shut on Monday in an attempt to fight a COVID-19 outbreak.

The affected area, including thousands of stalls selling microchips, telephone parts and other components will stay closed until Sept 2.

The tech hub, where nearly 18 million people work, registered nine symptomatic and two asymptomatic cases on Monday after being tested the previous day.

China reported 1,696 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 28, of which 352 were symptomatic and 1,344 were asymptomatic, according to the National Health Commission.