Starting Wednesday June 1st, Shanghai officials will begin to re-open China’s largest city after a long two-month COVID lockdown. The lockdown was initiated during China’s worst wave of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
The lockdown triggered protests in Shanghai as manufacturing and exports hit all time lows within the past 2 years, slowing international trade. China has reported about 2.4 million COVID-19 cases, according to Caitlin O’Kane.
O’Kane, Caitlin. “Shanghai Lifting Its Two-Month COVID Lockdown after ‘Zero Covid’ Policy Sparks Public Frustration.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 31 May 2022, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shanghai-china-lift-covid-lockdown-two-months-after-zero-covid-policy-sparks-public-frustration/.
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