SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The Chinese financial and manufacturing hub of Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons from Monday after weeks in a strict COVID-19 lockdown, the city’s vice mayor told a media briefing on Sunday.

The city of 25 million people has been locked down for more than six weeks as its battles a COVID outbreak.

Reporting by Brenda Goh, Albee Zhang and Tony Munroe; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell



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