Beijing presses on with mass COVID testing as locked-down Shanghai seethes

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By Eduardo Baptista and David Stanway BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The second round of COVID-19 testing in Beijing’s largest district began on Wednesday, with this week’s campaign to screen most of the Chinese capital’s 22 million residents so far detecting less than three dozen new infections a day. Beijing residents have rushed to stock up on food and other supplies as the city races to stop a nascent outbreak and avert a city-wide lockdown like that which has paralysed Shanghai for the past month, leaving some in the Chinese commercial hub of 25 million venting extreme frustration. Authorit…

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