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© Feng Yu

The South China Morning Post reports:

In a major U-turn late on Sunday night, authorities in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai ordered a vast swathe of the city into a lockdown from Monday to try to contain the spread of a coronavirus outbreak.

The city government said that from 5am the Pudong New Area – a 1,200 sq km (465 sq mile) zone on the eastern bank of the Huangpu River and home to about 5.7 million people – would lock down for four days of mass testing.

The districts of Jinshan, Fengxian, Chongming and part of Minhang must also to go into lockdown from 5am Monday.

More here: “China: Shanghai to lock down for testing as COVID surges“.

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