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Shanghai achieves “zero-COVID” status with no new community cases in 3 days

Shanghai attains “zero COVID” status. Officials outline plan to ease restrictions.

Where: Shanghai, China

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On Tuesday, Shanghai achieved “zero-COVID” status with no new COVID-19 cases reported outside of quarantine zones for three consecutive days.
For most Chinese cities in lockdown, three consecutive days with no new community infections equates to a “zero-COVID” status, signalling the beginning of the easing of restrictions.
Shanghai officials have outlined a plan to resume outdoor activities in phases, with some stores and pharmacies reopening this week. However, most restrictions on movement will remain in place until May 21st.
Public transportation and other services are set to recommence slowly after May 21st. The lockdown is expected to lift in June, though residents will be asked to get tested regularly even after that date.
Shanghai is currently in its seventh week of lockdown. Many residents have reacted to the plan with skepticism as the lockdown has been extended several times before.

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