Shanghai makes way towards Covid lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence

Shanghai cautiously works to restore transport services; Shanghai reports mostly zero new community cases this week; Beijing on edge as new infections keep appearing

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Workers in protective suits walk through the gate of a barricaded residential area under lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak in Beijing (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

(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 21 2022 | 5:55 PM IST

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