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Apr 13, 2022 08:40 PM
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In Depth: Shanghai Residents Organize Themselves to Survive Lockdown Chaos

A disease control worker sprays disinfectant in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
A disease control worker sprays disinfectant in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: VCG

Two weeks ago, Jin Rong shared a message in her Shanghai residential community’s group chat that revealed most of their neighborhood residential committee had tested positive for Covid-19.

At that moment, Jin realized that she and the other residents that had recently volunteered to help out with the committee’s extra workload — things like organizing testing and arranging deliveries of food for locked-down residents — would now have to take over.

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