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Shanghai bars all from leaving homes, allowed out only to get Covid test

While Shanghai's caseload remains modest by global standards, the city has become a testing ground for China's 'zero-Covid' strategy

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A police officer in a protective suit keeps watch at an entrance to a tunnel leading to the Pudong area across the Huangpu river, after traffic restrictions amid the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease in Shanghai (Photo: Reuter

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China's most populous city tightened the first phase of a two-stage COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday, asking some residents to stay indoors unless they are getting tested as the number of new daily cases exceeded 4,400.

The financial hub of Shanghai, home to 26 million people, is in its second day of a lockdown authorities are imposing by dividing the city roughly along the Huangpu River, splitting the historic centre from the eastern financial and industrial district of Pudong to allow for staggered testing.

While Shanghai's caseload remains modest by global standards - a record 4,381 asymptomatic cases and 96 symptomatic cases for

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First Published: Mar 29 2022 | 3:30 PM IST

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