Shanghai enters two-phase lockdown to combat COVID-19 surge
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Shanghai has begun of a two-phase snap lockdown due to an increase of COVID-19 cases amid China’s zero-tolerance policy.  

Mass, staggered, nucleic acid testing is underway for the city’s 26 million people. 

China’s financial hub on Sunday reported a record 3,450 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the nationwide total, along with 50 symptomatic cases. 

From Monday to Friday the Pudong financial district and nearby areas will be locked down, and the second phase, to begin Friday, will see a five day lockdown of the downtown area west of the Huangpu River.  

Residents are required to stay home and receive deliveries at designated checkpoints.

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