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Shanghai to lock down millions for mass testing as China’s Covid cases surge

China will shut down its largest city in two stages as it sticks to a ‘zero-Covid’ strategy amid growing outbreaks of the virus

Shanghai will launch a phased lockdown to curb an Omicron-fuelled Covid-19 outbreak that has hit China with its highest caseloads since the early days of the pandemic, the city government said.

China’s biggest city will lock down its eastern half from Monday until Friday, officials said, followed by a similar lockdown of its western side beginning on 1 April.

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