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Jun 01, 2022 02:29 PM
CHINA

Shanghai Cautiously Reopens After Two Months of Lockdowns

A pedestrian poses for a photograph near the Bund in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
A pedestrian poses for a photograph near the Bund in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — China’s financial capital reported its fewest Covid-19 cases in almost three months as residents celebrated a significant easing of curbs on movement, while some companies took a more cautious approach, maintaining some restrictions in factories.

Shanghai saw 15 new infections on Tuesday, the lowest caseload since March 2. Most of the city’s 25 million residents are allowed to move about freely from Wednesday, after more than two months under one of the world’s most restrictive pandemic lockdowns. Covid infections have been trending lower in the city, after peaking at more than 27,000 a day in April, as Shanghai struggled to impose China’s zero-tolerance strategy on an outbreak fueled by the more contagious omicron variant.

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