Shanghai Celebrates ‘New Start’ After COVID Restrictions Eased

People venture out after two months stuck at home, but virus-related controls including regular tests, will continue.

Some Shanghai residents welcomed the end of a tough two month lockdown at midnight by heading out onto the streets as authorities began to ease the toughest COVID-19 related restrictions in China’s largest city.

Small groups gathered in the city’s former French Concession neighbourhood whistled, shouted “ban lifted” and clinked glasses of champagne as the draconian rules came to an end.


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