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Shanghai expands Covid lockdown as new daily cases surge by a third

Several residents living in western districts on Tuesday received notice from their housing committees that they would be stopped from leaving their compounds for the next seven days

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Food vendors stand behind barricades of a sealed-off area, following the coronavirus disease outbreak in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)

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Authorities began locking down some western areas of Shanghai two days ahead of schedule, as new Covid-19 cases in China's most populous city jumped by a third despite stringent measures already in place to try to stop the virus spreading.
 
Home to 26 million people, China's financial hub is in the third day of a lockdown officials are imposing by dividing the city roughly along the Huangpu River, splitting the historic centre west of the river from the eastern financial and industrial district of Pudong to allow for staggered mass tests.

While residents in the east have been locked

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First Published: Mar 30 2022 | 6:11 PM IST

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