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'Huge' pressure on Shanghai to stay Covid-free as end to lockdown looms

The commercial hub of 25 million achieved a fourth consecutive day without any new infections in the community, holding on to its prized "zero Covid" status

Residents on a street waiting for covid test during lockdown, in Shanghai	PHOTO: REUTERS
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Residents on a street waiting for covid test during lockdown, in Shanghai. (Photo: Reuters)

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Health authorities in Shanghai faced "huge" pressure to keep China's most populous city free of COVID-19 as residents were counting down the days until June 1 and the end of their lockdown after almost two months of isolation.

The commercial hub of 25 million achieved a fourth consecutive day without any new infections in the community, holding on to its prized "zero COVID" status and keeping alive hopes for an imminent end to lockdown misery.

Despite no new cases, authorities are not lifting the lockdown immediately, instead gradually easing restrictions until June 1, with some shops allowed to open this week and

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First Published: May 18 2022 | 12:30 PM IST

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