‘Huge’ pressure as Shanghai remains COVID-free and end to lockdown looms

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By David Stanway and Martin Quin Pollard SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Health authorities in Shanghai face huge pressure to keep COVID-19 at bay the longer the city goes without a new community infection with residents counting down the days until June 1 and the end of their hated lockdown. The commercial hub of 25 million achieved a fourth consecutive day without any new infections in the community, keeping hold of its prized “zero COVID” status and keeping alive hopes for an imminent end to lockdown misery. Despite no new cases, authorities are not lifting the lockdown immediately, instead gr…

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