Apr 22, 2022 04:05 PM

Shanghai Ups Citywide Testing Regime in Effort to Become Covid-Free

What’s new: Shanghai has reintroduced citywide high frequency Covid testing in a push to clear positive cases at community level “as early as possible,” according to the local government, after two districts reported no additional infections on Thursday.

Starting on Friday, residents confined to their homes have to take daily nucleic acid tests (NATs), while residents who are only confined to the premises of their communities will be subject to two days of NATs and three days of antigen tests, the local government said in a statement, without elaboration on when the Covid testing drive would end.

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