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Covid lockdown extended in Shanghai as city struggles to control Omicron

Fears for economy as China’s largest city and economic powerhouse is grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic in Wuhan

Residents of eastern Shanghai who were hoping to emerge from a four-day Covid lockdown on Friday have been ordered to stay in their homes, with some facing another 10 days of isolation.

The new rules for Pudong, the half of Shanghai that sits on the east side of the Huangpu river, were announced late on Thursday night, just hours before the lockdown was supposed to end at 5am on Friday.

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