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A tale of two cities

Out of lockdown and into lockdown: A new round of mass tests on Covid-19 began in Shanghai on the weekend. Beijing, meanwhile, remains relaxed.

Shanghai has suffered a relapse: Over ten percent of the city’s 25 million is again in lockdown. The entire district of Minhang. In parallel, 15 million people were tested again over the weekend. Further rounds of testing will follow over the coming week. After measures had been lifted just a week ago, the Covid-19 flare-up now comes as a bit of a shock. On Sunday, the city reported 5 detected infections. On Saturday, it was 29.

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