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In Shanghai, lockdown blues make way for COVID testing gripes

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – While a two-month COVID lockdown is all but over in Shanghai, residents’ relief is quickly giving way to frustration that they now face hours waiting in line for virus tests and the negative results they must show to be allowed to enter public spaces. China’s business and commercial hub lifted lockdowns for most of its 25 million residents on Wednesday. But citizens are required to have proof they’ve taken a COVID test within the last 72 hours in order to enter areas like malls and offices – or even to use subways and buses. Authorities have built 15,000 testing sites and …

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