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China Covid Crisis Grows With Cases Surging, New Sub-Strains

  • Shanghai reports more than 9,000 new infections on Sunday
  • Financial hub’s 25 million people face form of restrictions
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WATCH: Shanghai reported 9,006 daily Covid cases for Sunday as the city begins a new round of mass tests on Monday. Source: Bloomberg
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China’s Covid-19 situation is on a knife edge, with a lockdown of its financial hub intensifying over the weekend amid a surge in new cases and reports of new sub-strains of the omicron variant emerging. 

The country, which managed to live much of the pandemic effectively virus free after quashing its initial outbreak in Wuhan, is experiencing its biggest jump in daily infections since 2020.