Shanghai cautiously eases lockdown as deaths rise

A management worker prepares to be tested for Covid-19 at a residential community currently in lockdown in Shanghai, China. – EPA pic, April 21, 2022.

SHANGHAI further eased its weeks-long Covid-19 lockdown yesterday despite mounting deaths and tens of thousands of new cases – but some residents are furious that uneven enforcement is still leaving them trapped at home.

China’s largest city is inching towards reopening as businesses and residents grow increasingly desperate over closures and food shortages.

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