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Cover Story: Shanghai Fights a New Covid Enemy With Old Weapons

By Jiang Moting, Xu Luyi, Bao Zhiming and Denise Jia
2022年04月04日 17:34
China’s playbook of lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines can’t keep up with BA.2 variant as city experiences shortages of food and medical care
Shanghai has expanded its two-phase original two-phase containment plan into a city-wide lockdown.

Shanghai is like Wuhan two years ago.

The financial hub of 25 million residents has emerged as the epicenter of China’s worst virus outbreak since the early days of the pandemic. The city imposed a two-phase lockdown after reporting nearly 40,000 Covid-19 cases in March. The number of daily infections shot up from single digits at the beginning of March to more than 8,000 Saturday.

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