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Shanghai Reports No Community Spread as Infections Halve

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WATCH: The head of the World Health Organization delivered a rare rebuke of China’s Covid Zero policy. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Shanghai reported a 51% drop in new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, with zero cases found in the community -- a key metric for the city to end a punishing lockdown that’s snarled global supply chains and left tens of millions of people stuck inside their homes for about six weeks.

The city logged 1,487 cases on Tuesday, down from 3,014 on Monday -- the biggest drop since the current outbreak began in March. More significantly, Shanghai reported zero cases were found in the community, with all the infections detected among people already in quarantine facilities.