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Shanghai’s Leader Calls Two-Month Lockdown ‘Completely Correct’

  • Li Qiang tells Communist Party event the city has won battle
  • Financial hub presented China with biggest test since Wuhan
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Shanghai Declares Victory Against Covid-19 Pandemic
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Shanghai’s leader declared victory in defending the financial hub against Covid-19, describing a two-month lockdown that confined millions of people to their homes and spurred sporadic unrest as “completely correct.”

Shanghai “broke the repeated stalemate of the ­epidemic, realized and ­consolidated the fruits of dynamic clearance in society, and won the battle to defend Shanghai,” Li Qiang said at the city’s Communist Party congress on Saturday, echoing triumphant claims in state media earlier this month. Li also gave credit “to the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping.”