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Shanghai’s Covid-Free Streak Brings No Reprieve From Testing

  • City conducts two rounds of mass testing in five districts
  • Authorities are gradually allowing some venues to reopen
Covid-19 testing in the Zhujiajiao ancient water town in Shanghai, on July 31.
Covid-19 testing in the Zhujiajiao ancient water town in Shanghai, on July 31.Photographer: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
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Shanghai posted a third straight day of zero Covid-19 cases for the first time in a month, though residents are still required to take frequent tests as officials seek to stamp out any flareup before it can take hold. 

It’s the financial hub’s longest stretch of zero cases since a five day Covid-free streak that ended July 1, the day before infections started to spike again. Beijing also recorded zero cases for Tuesday.