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Shanghai city to lift two-month Covid lockdown restrictions on June 1

Shanghai imposed a city-wide lockdown on its 25 mn residents on April 1 to combat the spread of Covid

Workers in protective suits walk with a cart along a street during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)
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Workers in protective suits walk with a cart along a street during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters Shanghai
Shanghai authorities will lift the city's two-month long lockdown from midnight on Wednesday, allowing private cars including taxis back on to the roads and people to freely move in and out of low-risk housing compounds.

Bus and rail transport will also resume basic operations from June 1, including a ferry that connects districts separated by the city's Huangpu river, the Shanghai city government said in a statement on its official WeChat account "The epidemic situation in our city has been effectively controlled and the situation continues to improve," it said in its statement.

People will still be required to wear masks, discouraged

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 4:36 PM IST

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