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Shanghai urges patience as Covid cases drop for first time in 2 weeks

Shanghai authorities on Thursday appealed to residents to keep cooperating with tight curbs imposed to stop COVID-19 spreading

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Food vendors stand behind barricades of a sealed-off area, following the coronavirus disease outbreak in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)

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Shanghai authorities on Thursday appealed to residents to keep cooperating with tight curbs imposed to stop COVID-19 spreading, saying they recognised their frustrations as China's most populous city entered the fourth day of a two-stage lockdown.
 
The plea for patience came as the Chinese financial hub, home to 26 million people, said its overall daily COVID caseload eased, for the first time in about two weeks, in an outbreak that began about a month ago.
 
It reported 5,298 locally transmitted new asymptomatic cases and 355 symptomatic cases for Wednesday, compared with 5,656 local asymptomatic cases and 326 new cases with

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 8:48 AM IST

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