Beijing kicks off fresh round of COVID tests as Shanghai postpones crucial exam Asia


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SHANGHAI: China’s capital Beijing kicked off a fresh round of mass testing for COVID-19 on Saturday and shut more bus routes and metro stations, as it seeks to avert the fate of Shanghai, where millions of residents have been locked down for over a month. Shanghai cases have fallen for eight straight days and the city says its outbreak is under effective control, allowing it to shut some of the makeshift hospitals it raced to build as case numbers ballooned. But authorities have also indicated that a full easing is still far off and warn against complacency to stick to...