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Shanghai Nears Target Needed to Ease Harshest Covid Curbs

  • City reports second day of no cases found outside quarantine
  • Almost 1 million residents are still confined to their homes
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Shanghai Nears Covid Target
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Shanghai is on the brink of meeting the goal of three days of zero community transmission of Covid-19 that officials have said is required to start easing the harshest elements of the city’s punishing six-week lockdown. 

The city reported a second day of no Covid-19 infections outside government-mandated quarantine for Sunday, and total cases fell to 938 from 1,369 on Saturday -- the first time the daily tally has been below 1,000 since March 23. Officials have said they’re seeking to stop community spread of the virus by May 20.