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Shanghai inches towards Covid lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence

Shanghai's lockdown since the beginning of April has dealt a heavy economic blow to China's most populous city, stirred debate over the sustainability of the nation's zero-COVID policy

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, China. Photo: Reuters
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People wearing face masks walk on a street in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease outbreak, China. Photo: Reuters

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Shanghai cautiously pushed ahead on Saturday with plans to restore part of its transport network in a major step towards exiting a weeks-long COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing kept up its defences in an outbreak that has persisted for a month.

Shanghai's lockdown since the beginning of April has dealt a heavy economic blow to China's most populous city, stirred debate over the sustainability of the nation's zero-COVID policy and stoked fears of future lockdowns and disruptions.

Unlike the financial hub, Beijing has refrained from imposing a city-wide lockdown, reporting dozens of new cases a day, versus tens of thousands in Shanghai at

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First Published: May 21 2022 | 1:47 PM IST

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