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Shanghai Lockdown Fears Linger as Districts Launch Mass Testing

  • Nine of city’s 16 districts, parts of three others involved
  • Move fuels concerns another lockdown could ultimately result
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China Covid Outbreaks Widen as Testing Finds More Cases

Shanghai launched mass testing for Covid in nine districts after detecting cases the past two days, fueling concerns that China’s financial hub may once again find itself locked down in pursuit of Covid Zero.

The nine districts, as well as some areas in another three districts, will conduct two rounds of Covid mass testing between Tuesday and Thursday in order to “identify and prevent outbreak risks as early as possible,” the city government said in a statement published on its official WeChat account. There are 16 districts in Shanghai.