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Shanghai Emerges from Lockdown as Virus Flares Elsewhere

  • Authorities had set milestone to start unwinding lockdown
  • Total Covid cases fall to 823 for Monday as outbreak eases
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Shanghai Nears Covid Target
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Shanghai is unraveling a punishing lockdown that confined millions of people to their homes for weeks amid signs that its Covid-19 outbreak is coming under control, even as flareups elsewhere show China remains locked in a seemingly endless battle to ward off the hyper-infectious omicron variant.

The Chinese financial hub reported a third consecutive day of no new Covid-19 cases outside of government quarantine, hitting a crucial milestone that authorities have said will allow them to unwind the strict curbs that hampered economic activity and curtailed almost every aspect of daily life for residents. All 16 of the city’s districts reported no community spread, officials said at a briefing today.