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China raises pressure on Shanghai to toe 'zero COVID' line

Beijing sends in top health official and army medics as infections keep rising

Medical staff walk along barriers in Shanghai. New daily cases have nearly quintupled since the city entered a two-stage lockdown on March 28.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- The Chinese government has intensified its involvement in Shanghai's fight against the coronavirus, sending in a top official and army doctors to try to prevent the city's wave of infections from spilling over to the rest of the country.

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