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'Tomorrow will be better': Shanghai inches towards Covid reopening

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

Workers in protective suits direct residents lining up for nucleic acid testing during the second stage of a two-stage lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)
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Workers in protective suits direct residents lining up for nucleic acid testing during the second stage of a two-stage lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease in Shanghai (Photo: Reuters)

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The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai inched further towards a gradual reopening from two months of grinding COVID-19 lockdown, while the capital Beijing maintained curbs that have drastically curtailed movement even as case numbers decline.

Shanghai aims essentially to end its lockdown from Wednesday. More people have been allowed out of their homes and more businesses permitted to reopen in the past week, although most residents remain largely confined to their housing compounds and most shops are limited to making deliveries.

Shanghai officials urged continued vigilance on Saturday, even though the vast majority of its 25 million residents live in areas

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First Published: May 28 2022 | 12:30 PM IST

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