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Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses shut by COVID, Beijing battles on

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  • Shanghai malls, shops to gradually resume in-store operations
  • Some Beijing districts extend work-from-home guidance
  • Shanghai lockdown frustrates, infuriates residents
  • Curbs have rattled global supply chains

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 15 (Reuters) – Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China’s financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after weeks in strict COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing battles a small but stubborn outbreak.

All but shut down for more than six weeks, Shanghai is tightening curbs in some areas that it hopes marks a final push in its campaign against the virus, which has infuriated and exhausted residents of China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.

Shopping malls, department stores, and supermarkets will begin resuming in-store operations and allow customers to shop in “an orderly way”, while hair salons and vegetable markets will reopen with limited capacity, Vice…

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