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Not a Single Car Was Sold in Shanghai Last Month

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China’s Economy Feels the Impact of Covid Zero Measures

For evidence of just how tight Shanghai’s lockdown has been, consider this: not a single car was sold in the city last month. 

The majority of the city’s 25 million residents were mostly confined to their homes or residential compounds in April as part of a sweeping lockdown to stamp out the nation’s worst Covid outbreak since the virus emerged in Wuhan more than two years ago.