Covid surge: China extends lockdown in Shanghai

6 April 2022, 11:56 am
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China extended Covid-19 restrictions in its biggest city of Shanghai after new coronavirus cases surged to more than 13,000.

The two-stage lockdown, which was originally set to end on Tuesday in Shanghai’s western districts, has now been extended until further notice. Authorities announced late on Monday that further restrictions would be placed on the city transportation networks from Tuesday, with more subway lines suspended.

The major Chinese financial centre had put over 26 million residents under lockdown last week to contain the city’s biggest-ever coronavirus outbreak