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Mar 28, 2022 08:26 PM
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Shanghai Goes Into Lockdown to Get a Grip on Spiraling Outbreak

Police officers wearing protective gear control access to a tunnel in the direction of Pudong district in Shanghai on March 28. Photo: VCG
Police officers wearing protective gear control access to a tunnel in the direction of Pudong district in Shanghai on March 28. Photo: VCG

Shanghai started a two-phase citywide lockdown on Monday to test all of its 25 million residents, as daily local cases hit a new high amid its worst-ever Covid-19 outbreak.

In the first phase, the city’s Pudong financial district and surrounding areas, located east of the Huangpu River that divides the city, will be locked down between Monday and Friday, while areas west of the river will be under lockdown from Friday till April 5, according to a statement (link in Chinese) published Sunday by the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission.

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