Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID-19 getting closer


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BEIJING: Streets in China's capital Beijing were quiet on Friday (May 13) as residents heeded the advice of authorities to work from home to stop the spread of COVID-19, while officials in locked-down Shanghai said they aimed to defeat the virus this month. Beijing officials late on Thursday denied rumours of sweeping, Shanghai-style lockdown measures , urging people not to panic-buy but to stay at home. They also announced a new round of mass testing across most of the city. Most residents were more calm on Friday after rushing to supermarkets to stock up on food and other supplies the...