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Shanghai traffic begins slow recovery after lifting of lockdown

Nikkei analysis of human flows shows economic hub struggling to return to normal

Shanghai residents have finally been released from a harsh lockdown that had curtailed economic activity and hit global supply chains.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI/TOKYO -- A week after the lifting of a harsh lockdown, the number of Shanghai subway commuters is still below 60% of that a year ago, according to Nikkei's latest data analysis.

With all lines back to full operation on June 1, stations are starting to fill up with commuters. On June 7, the subway carried 5.9 million passengers, the highest number since March 11, before lockdown, according to Chinese research company Wind. That June 7 figure, though, is still only 56.4% of the June 2021 average of 10.4 million.

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