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Shanghai and iPhone City Ease Curbs: China Lockdown Tracker

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Shanghai Nears Covid Target

China’s lockdown of Shanghai looks to be slowly coming to an end, though most of the city’s 25 million residents won’t be allowed to move about freely for a few more weeks.  

The emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant has spurred increasingly stringent pandemic curbs in China since March, in some cases snap lockdowns that carried heavy costs for the local population and economy. The pattern of transmission and restrictions across the country could offer insight into what regions may be vulnerable to disruption in the days ahead.