Unnerved Shanghai residents brave stifling heat for mass COVID tests

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By Brenda Goh and Jason Xue SHANGHAI (Reuters) -Shanghai residents queued up in sweltering heat for compulsory mass testing for COVID-19 on Tuesday, as persistent small outbreaks fuelled anxiety in a city that is still recovering from the painful two-month lockdown lifted a few weeks ago. The nagging daily case tolls in the commercial hub of 25 million and other outbreaks scattered across China have also unnerved global financial markets in recent days, with investors wary of disruptive COVID restrictions. China’s “dynamic zero-COVID” policy aims to eradicate all outbreaks promptly, against a …

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