Shanghai fighting its worst Covid-19 outbreak since start of the pandemic

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Shanghai fighting its worst Covid-19 outbreak since start of the pandemic

China’s zero-Covid policy leaves poorer regions with little choice but ‘rigid and crude’ lockdowns

  • Jilin province in the northeastern rust belt has been effectively sealed off, with all inter-province travel banned, and neighbouring Liaoning is taking pre-emptive measures
  • For many local authorities, economic costs of strict lockdowns may be nothing compared with the political implications of a runaway outbreak

Shanghai fighting its worst Covid-19 outbreak since start of the pandemic

02:13

Shanghai fighting its worst Covid-19 outbreak since start of the pandemic

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