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Shanghai Finds First Covid-19 Outside Quarantine in Six Days

  • Three infections found in community as total cases also rise
  • Beijing reports slight increase in daily cases to 62
A healthcare worker at a Covid-19 testing booth during a lockdown in Shanghai.

A healthcare worker at a Covid-19 testing booth during a lockdown in Shanghai.

Source: /Bloomberg
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Shanghai found the first cases of Covid-19 outside of quarantine in six days, raising questions about whether the easing of the city’s lockdown will be impacted.

Total infections in the Chinese financial hub rose to 858 on Thursday from 719 on Wednesday, with three found outside of government quarantine. Authorities started to ease the lockdown -- which had confined residents to their homes and curtailed business activity -- earlier this week after the city hit a milestone of three days of zero community transmission.