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How virus-free Shanghai turned into China's COVID-19 epicenter

A Nikkei reporter tells his story of being locked down in the financial hub

Shanghai residents were ordered not to leave their homes in a two-stage lockdown that started on March 28, with no end in sight.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- Has Shanghai lost its touch?

Going into our ninth day of government-ordered home quarantine, one can't help but wonder what happened to a place dubbed China's Magic City -- the country's biggest metropolis and an economic engine that accounted for 3% of China's entire GDP last year.

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