New Covid-19 Outbreak in China Rattles Beijing

HONG KONG—Travel plans evaporated, parents kept children home and anxiety returned as China’s capital came to terms with a new outbreak of the novel coronavirus after many in the city had started to relax the habits adopted during the height of the pandemic.

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, again,’” said Shawn Wang, a civil servant who lives roughly 2 miles from the wholesale market in Beijing’s southwestern district of Fengtai where the new cluster of Covid-19 cases was discovered.

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