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Omicron: Shanghai hit by record surge in cases as China stands by zero-Covid approach to outbreaks

China’s financial hub Shanghai reported a record surge in daily local Covid-19 infections on Monday amid the country’s determined efforts to contain growing outbreaks despite the “mild symptoms” reported.Shanghai reported 24 new domestically-transmitted Covid-19 cases with confirmed symptoms on Monday and a further 734 local asymptomatic infections, which Wu Jinglei, director of Shanghai Health Commission, attributed to rounds of mass screening in the city last week.“Shanghai is standing the…

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