The latest steps have further frustrated residents, who were hoping a more than monthlong lockdown was finally easing.
The IMF reduced its forecast of Chinese growth this year to 4.4% from 4.8% due to the shutdowns, prompted by the ruling Communist Party’s "zero COVID" policy.
Access to Guangzhou, an industrial center of 19 million people near Hong Kong, was suspended this week.
The Chinese government is continuing to pursue its strict "zero COVID" policy to fight the current wave.
Officials in China's largest city announced an extended lockdown as COVID-19 cases continue rising.
The highly contagious omicron BA.2 form of the virus is testing China's ability to maintain its zero-COVID approach.
Shanghai’s Pudong financial district and nearby areas will be locked down from Monday to Friday as mass testing gets underway
It's the first of Disney's parks to reopen since the pandemic began.
Walt Disney Co. also announced an estimated $1.4 billion loss in profits due to the virus.
The Italian fashion label apologized and claimed it had been hacked: "We have nothing but respect for China and the people of China."