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Shanghai Continues to Lock Down Areas Even as Cases Stabilize

Office workers line up at a Covid-19 testing booth in downtown Shanghai on July 13.

Office workers line up at a Covid-19 testing booth in downtown Shanghai on July 13.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Shanghai’s latest Covid-19 outbreak appears to be stabilizing, with most new cases already in government-mandated quarantine, but authorities are taking no chances, still locking down areas of the city and housing compounds as infections arise.  

The financial center recorded 45 infections for Thursday, down from 47 on Wednesday. While daily cases have jumped from single digits last week, they are no longer rising precipitously, and all the latest cases were already in isolation.