Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against COVID getting closer

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By Martin Quin Pollard and David Stanway BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Streets in China’s capital Beijing were quiet on Friday as residents heeded the advice of authorities to work from home to stop the spread of COVID-19, while officials in locked-down Shanghai said they aimed to defeat the virus this month. Beijing officials late on Thursday denied rumours of sweeping, Shanghai-style lockdown measures, urging people not to panic-buy but to stay at home. They also announced a new round of mass testing across most of the city. Most residents were more calm on Friday after rushing to supermarket…

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