Shanghai says 'zero-COVID' achieved but millions still in lockdown The Hindu


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Shanghai on May 17 declared that it had achieved "zero-Covid" across all its districts, sparking derision on social media as millions in China's biggest city remained under lockdown. Confronted with its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, China - the last major economy still closed off to the world - put the city of 25 million under heavy restrictions in early April. Also Read COVID-19 | Shanghai promises to improve food supplies, trade The government's insistence on squashing the Omicron-variant-driven outbreak prompted rare protests and angry scuffles with authorities as Shanghai residents reject the prolonged confinement and food...