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China’s lockdowns continue to disrupt lives, global economy

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There are more than 70 cities in China that are under partial or full lockdown as China continues implementing its zero-COVID policy. Because of this, China’s residents continue to run short on food and have limited or no access to medical care.

“Marketplace” host Amy Scott spoke with Jennifer Pak, Marketplace’s China correspondent, about what life in China looks like and how these lockdowns continue to affect the global economy. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation. 

Amy Scott: Can you start by telling us the difference between a full and a partial lockdown?

Jennifer Pak: So, a partial lockdown means an office block, a condo or entire districts could be sealed off if someone with COVID-19, their contacts, their contacts’ contacts happen to pass through. A full lockdown these days with the omicron…

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