COVID lockdown in Shanghai, China's largest city, will loosen in a few days: officials


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Shanghai will attempt to reopen in a few days after it has eliminated COVID-19 transmission, according to a city official.Vice Mayor Wu Qing told reporters that the goal is to reach "elimination in society," with any new cases in people already in isolation. CHINA LABELS WHO COMMENTS REGARDING 'ZERO-COVID' STRATEGY 'IRRESPONSIBLE' No specifics were provided other than that Shanghai plans to incrementally restore education, industrial production and medical services, though authorities there have made similar pledges before. Residents line up for mass testing in a lockdown area in Jingan district in Puxi area of western Shanghai, Monday, April 4, 2022....