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Shanghai’s citizens are on edge

Shanghai has extended its lockdown until further notice and expanded mass testing. Now, tension among authorities and citizens alike in the 26-million-strong city is growing along with the duration of the lockdown. A typical scene on social media shows a man asking for the badge number of an epidemic police officer who stopped him on the street. The man is immediately arrested and taken away. Another video shows a citizen who cannot present a Covid test and is dragged out of her apartment in her pajamas and hauled away for testing. However, these are extreme cases. The majority of citizens reportedly simply comply and stay in their apartments.

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