Shanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over three Covid cases squib

Over 500 flights from Shanghai’s two major airports were cancelled and six hospitals suspended outpatient services

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled while some schools were shuttered and tour groups suspended on Friday after three Covid cases were reported in Shanghai, as China continues its strict zero-Covid policy.

Beijing has largely succeeded in controlling the spread of the coronavirus within its borders through travel restrictions and snap lockdowns, but frequent domestic flare-ups have tested its no-tolerance strategy in recent months.

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