Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory over COVID is getting closer


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By Martin Quin Pollard and David Stanway BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The streets of the Chinese capital Beijing were quiet on Friday as residents heeded authorities’ advice to work from home to stop the spread of COVID-19, while officials in locked Shanghai said that they were aiming to defeat the virus this month. On Thursday evening, Beijing officials denied rumors of sweeping Shanghai-style lockdowns, 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 calmer on Friday after rushing to supermarkets to stock...