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Shanghai Cases Double in a Day, Fueling Lockdown Fears

  • Infections jump to most since late May, mass testing underway
  • Beijing rolls out China’s first ever Covid vaccine mandate
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WATCH: China has deployed a vaccine mandate for the first time. Charlie Zhu reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Shanghai reported the most virus infections since late May, as a doubling of cases fuels concerns China’s financial hub may find itself back in lockdown in pursuit of Covid Zero.

The city announced 54 local Covid infections for Wednesday, including two that were found outside of quarantine, with the latter raising concerns that the virus could be quietly spreading through communities. Shanghai has already increased its mass testing, with 10 districts and parts of two others -- out of the financial hub’s total of 16 -- conducting two PCR tests for all residents over a three-day period.