Shanghai hunts down Covid-19 cases, Beijing curbs taxi services TODAY


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SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Shanghai authorities combed the city on Thursday (May 12) for its last Covid-19 cases in the hope of clearing the way for escape from a painful six-week lockdown, while Beijing curbed taxi services to keep a lid on its smaller outbreak. The Chinese commercial hub of 25 million people has in recent days been tightening its lockdown for a final push to eradicate the virus by the end of the month after making some significant progress, according to data this week. Shanghai's mass testing detected just two new cases outside areas facing the strictest curbs on May 11,...