Covid-19 in China: Beijing tightens restrictions as May Day holidays begin


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BEIJING: Shanghai detected no new daily Covid-19 case outside quarantine areas for April 29, a first in weeks, health authorities said on Saturday even as Beijing tightened restrictions across the city on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holidays. Beijing has ordered shut all schools, public places including entertainment venues and gyms and theatres until May 4 as it attempts to stop residents from gathering or going out during the holidays. The five-day break is usually one of China’s busiest travel periods but the country’s worst Covid-19 resurgence since the pandemic in early 2020 is more than likely...