Shanghai reopens after two-month COVID lockdown

Relieved residents danced in the streets after Shanghai on Wednesday officially lifted a two-month virus lockdown that triggered public outrage while dealing a huge blow to the economy, sending it reeling to depths not seen since the global shutdown in Q1 2020.

Dozens of cities across China have been under full or partial lockdown for months as the country with the “zero covid” policy battled its worst COVID-19 outbreak since early in the pandemic. But the Shanghai shutdown was the biggest, with most of the city’s 25 million residents confined to their homes since late March, turning the once-bustling metropolis into a ghost town.



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