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Shanghai eases 2-week shutdown, letting some residents out


Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — Some residents of Shanghai are able to leave their homes as China’s largest city eases a two-week virus shutdown. That came after a video showed what was said to be people who ran out of food breaking into a supermarket. Police denied the incident occurred in Shanghai, but residents have said the sudden, severe shutdown left them without food or medicine and unable to look after elderly relatives. News outlet The Paper said about 6.6 million people will be allowed outdoors. The government said some markets and pharmacies would reopen. A health official warned Shanghai doesn’t have the virus under control despite easing restrictions. Washington is withdrawing “non-emergency U.S. government employees” from its Shanghai Consulate.

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