Shanghai to keep COVID curbs as infections outside quarantine rise again

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By Brenda Goh and Ella Cao SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shanghai authorities said on Thursday tough restrictions would remain in place for now even in districts which managed to cut COVID-19 transmission to zero, as the number of cases outside quarantined areas across the city rose again. That sober assessment came after health officials earlier in the week had fuelled hopes of some return to normal by saying that trends in recent days showed Shanghai had “effectively curbed transmissions”. The central district of Jingan, home to nearly 1 million people and some of the city’s flashiest malls, on Thurs…

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