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Shanghai to Reopen Schools While Beijing Remains in Covid Limbo

  • China’s financial hub is slowing easing out of long lockdown
  • The capital is still seeing infections despite month of curbs
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WATCH: Beijing punished a dozen officials over two Covid-19 clusters. Emma O’Brien reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Shanghai will reopen some schools after a three-month shutdown as coronavirus infections there ebb, while attention is shifting to the simmering outbreak in Beijing that’s underscoring the relentless strain of China’s adherence to it’s zero-tolerance Covid strategy.

High school classes in Shanghai are set to resume in-person from June 6 and June 13, depending on the grade, while all other students will continue online learning until the end of the semester, Yang Zhenfeng, an official with Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, said Thursday. It’s the first time students will be back in schools since March 12.