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Shanghai to Lock Down Parts of City Again as Virus Fears Return

  • Seven districts to close for mass testing as cases rebound
  • The return of curbs is raising fears about Shanghai’s future
A policeman at a residential area under Covid-19 lockdown in the Xuhui district of Shanghai on June 8.
A policeman at a residential area under Covid-19 lockdown in the Xuhui district of Shanghai on June 8.Source: AFP
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Shanghai will lock down seven districts this weekend to conduct mass Covid-19 testing drives, its first major movement restrictions since the financial hub exited a bruising two-month shutdown at the start of June.  

The temporary lockdown, which will cover millions of people across the Pudong, Huangpu, Jing’an, Xuhui, Hongkou, Baoshan and Minhang districts, comes as infections found in the community rebounded to six as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, up from zero the day before.