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Shanghai edges towards Covid reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs

Shanghai officials urged continued vigilance, even though the vast majority of its 25 million residents live in areas that are in the lowest-risk 'prevention' category

A worker wearing personal protective equipment sprays disinfectant next to people lining up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Beijing (Photo: Reuters)
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A worker wearing personal protective equipment sprays disinfectant next to people lining up to get tested at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Beijing (Photo: Reuters)

Reuters Shanghai
The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai inched further towards a gradual reopening from two months of grinding COVID-19 lockdown, while officials in Beijing prepared to ease curbs in parts of the capital, saying on Saturday the outbreak was under control.
 
Shanghai aims to essentially end its lockdown from Wednesday after relaxing restrictions over the last week.
 
More people have been allowed out of their homes, and more businesses permitted to reopen, though most residents remain largely confined to their housing compounds, with shops mainly limited to deliveries.
 
Shanghai officials urged continued vigilance, even though the vast majority of its 25 million

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 5:49 PM IST

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