Shanghai orders mass Covid-19 testing each weekend until end-July

A worker in a protective suit walks on a pedestrian crossing at an intersection in Lujiazui financial district, after the lockdown placed to curb the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak was lifted in Shanghai, China, on June 2, 2022.
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SHANGHAI - Shanghai will require all of its 16 districts to organise mass Covid-19 testing for residents every weekend until the end of July, a city official said on Wednesday (June 16).

Zhao Dandan said that said that all districts will organise "community screenings" each weekend.

Should a district find any community transmission during the week, it will be required to conduct a full screening during which all residents will be subjected to "closed management" movement restrictions until testing is over, he added.

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