The United States is closely monitoring the COVID lockdown in Shanghai, the White House said
The United States is closely monitoring the COVID lockdown in Shanghai, the White House said

The United States is closely monitoring the COVID lockdown in Shanghai, the White House said

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is closely monitoring a coronavirus blockade in Shanghai that could cause delays in air freight, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.

Shanghai on Friday announced a record 21,000 new COVID-19 cases and a third consecutive day of COVID testing, as a shutdown of its 26 million people showed no signs of easing, and other Chinese cities tightened curbs – even in places without recent infections.

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Reporting by Nandita Bose and Alexandra Alper; Editing Leslie Adler

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