Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop; end of COVID lockdown in sight

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By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to shop for groceries for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday as authorities set out more plans for exiting the city-wide COVID-19 lockdown more fully. The commercial hub of 25 million recorded no new infections outside quarantined areas for a fifth day in a row, further cementing its “zero COVID” status with each day. “I feel very happy, the lifting of the lockdown is starting,” shopper Zhong Renqiu said at a Carrefour supermarket in the central Changning district that had just reop…

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