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Shanghai Covid Cases Steady, Though Lockdown Angst Remains

  • Directive to stockpile food sparked fear more curbs are coming
  • Lanzhou, city of more than 4 million, locked down on Wednesday
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Shanghai’s Covid-19 cases appear to be leveling off following a recent spike, though some residents have been urged to stockpile food and medicines as the fear of returning to lockdown hangs over the city.  

The financial hub reported 55 new infections for Tuesday, compared with 59 on Monday. While daily cases have jumped sharply from single digits last week, they are no longer rising precipitously, and the latest infections were all found in people who have already been quarantined, a compulsory measure for all cases and their close contacts in China.