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Forbes Middles East – Shanghai Ends Two-Month Lockdown, Braces For Recovery

2022 (Jan-June) In The News
Shanghai, China’s largest city, started returning to normalcy on Wednesday, ending a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown, with the economic recovery expected to be a grinding process.

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Shanghai endured economic loss during the lockdown period, as China went against the global consensus that COVID-19 cannot be decisively defeated and introduced a zero-tolerance policy to end outbreaks, Reuters reported.

Life did not fully return to the pre-COVID normal, amid residents' wariness that the pandemic with its restrictions may return. Over half a million people of the 25 million city dwellers are still under a lockdown or in designated control zones as virus cases are still being detected, according to a Bloomberg report.

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