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Shanghai grapples with China's new COVID wave in echoes of 2020

Disneyland, shopping centers and cinemas feel pinch from restrictions

Residents line up at a makeshift COVID-19 testing site in Shanghai. (cnsphoto via Reuters)

SHANGHAI -- China's resurgence of coronavirus infections has hit cities like Shanghai that are engines of consumer spending, as the government holds the line on a strict "zero COVID" policy.

Shanghai, home to about 25 million people, needs to "quickly identify potential infection sources and cut off transmission routes," a city official said at a news conference Wednesday, announcing new measures.

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