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Shanghai orders mass Covid testing each weekend until end-July

A worker wearing personal protective equipment stands behind a fence in a residential area under Covid-19 lockdown in the Huangpu district of Shanghai on June 13, 2022.
A worker wearing personal protective equipment stands behind a fence in a residential area under Covid-19 lockdown in the Huangpu district of Shanghai on June 13, 2022.

SHANGHAI — Shanghai will require all of its 16 districts to organise mass Covid-19 testing for residents every weekend until the end of July, a city official said on Wednesday.

Mr Zhao Dandan said that said that all districts will organise "community screenings" each weekend.

Should a district find any community transmission during the week, it will be required to conduct a full screening during which all residents will be subjected to "closed management" movement restrictions until testing is over, he added. REUTERS

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