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Shanghai lockdown sparks panic buying across the city as residents race to stock up on food and supplies

Shanghai’s residents raced to stock up on food and essentials in bouts of panic buying after local authorities of one of China’s most densely populated urban centres made an unexpected U-turn on what had been a relatively liberal approach in containing the Covid-19 outbreak.Restaurants, supermarkets and grocery stores were packed in Puxi, as surprised residents jostled to buy fresh and frozen food in preparation for a lockdown in the residential districts west of the Huangpu River to start on…

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