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China Says It Has Stamped Out Coronavirus in Shanghai After Weeks-Long Lockdown

HeadlineMay 17, 2022

In China, authorities say Shanghai has achieved “zero-COVID” status after no new cases of community spread were detected for three consecutive days. This comes as a lockdown affecting some 25 million Shanghai residents is now in its seventh week. Public health restrictions across China this year have impacted hundreds of millions of people, driving the official unemployment to more than 6% in April. That’s China’s highest jobless rate since February 2020.

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