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China: Shanghai locks down parts of city again as Covid fears return




will lock down seven districts this weekend to conduct mass Covid-19 testing drives, its first major movement restrictions since the financial hub exited a bruising two-month shutdown at the start of June.


The temporary lockdown, which will cover millions of people across the Pudong, Huangpu, Jing’an, Xuhui, Hongkou, Baoshan and Minhang districts, comes as infections found in the community rebounded to six as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, up from zero the day before.


Four of the six cases were found in Minhang, a district of 2.65 million in the south west of . Minhang will be sealed on Saturday morning for mass testing, said a local statement, while the other districts didn’t specify how long their lockdowns would last.


The moves are raising concerns that the city’s reopening is…

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