Shanghai reports 58 new COVID-19 cases

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China’s commercial capital of Shanghai has reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside areas under lockdown, while Beijing pressed on with testing millions of people.

According to the authorities, coronavirus measures in Shanghai have stirred rare public anger, with millions of the city’s 25 million people stuck indoors for more than a month.

However, from the data showed with 32 new deaths on Sunday, compared with 38 a day earlier, and a total of 6,804 new local cases, down from 7,189 the previous day.

“The coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 and for two years authorities managed to keep outbreaks largely under control with lockdowns and travel bans.”

But the fast-spreading Omicron variant has tested China’s zero-COVID policy this year, an important one for President Xi Jinping who is expected to secure a precedent-breaking third leadership term in the autumn.

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Reuters

 

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