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Beijing and Shanghai Back at Zero Covid Cases After Four Months

  • China still pushing a zero-tolerance approach to the virus
  • Both cities focused on intensive testing to root out any cases
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Shanghai Declares Victory Against Covid-19 Pandemic
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China’s two largest cities have contained Covid-19 following a bruising four-month fight that saw millions of residents locked in their homes, exhaustive testing and restrictions on daily life that impacted every facet of society and the economy. 

The capital and financial hub both recorded zero new locally-transmitted Covid infections for Monday, the first time both cities had no virus freely circulating since Feb. 19. Nationwide, China reported just 22 cases, according to the National Health Commission.