The News-Times

Chinese officials promise groceries in lockdown

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Chinese officials promised steady deliveries of groceries to residents of Xi’an, an ancient capital with 13 million people that is under the strictest lockdown of a major Chinese city since Wuhan was shut early last year at the start of the pandemic. China’s Commerce Ministry has contacted nearby provinces to help ensure adequate supplies of everyday necessitie­s, a ministry spokespers­on said Thursday. State broadcaste­r CCTV aired a story Thursday showing building staff assembling free grocery deliveries for the residents of an apartment complex in Xi’an.

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