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Shanghai’s Weekend Covid Testing Blitz Shows Cases Contained

  • Just two cases found outside quarantine in financial hub
  • Macau records first cases in 8 months after travel curbs eased
A resident is tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai, on June 18.
A resident is tested for Covid-19 in Shanghai, on June 18.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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Shanghai’s weekend Covid-testing blitz found the virus seemingly contained, after a spike in cases last week had fanned concern the city would be plunged back into lockdown.  

The financial hub added 2 local cases on Monday, both outside government-mandated quarantine centers. The city reported 13 Covid cases on Sunday and nine on Saturday, with just one case each of the two days outside the quarantine sites.