Shanghai reports 8,581 new asymptomatic, 425 new symptomatic COVID cases for April 3

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A person in personal protective equipment (PPE) walks a dog at a resident community, as the second stage of a two-stage lockdown has been launched to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China April 3, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song

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SHANGHAI, April 4 (Reuters) - China's financial hub of Shanghai reported 8,581 asymptomatic COVID-19 cases and 425 symptomatic COVID cases for April 3, the city's government said on its official WeChat account on Monday.

That compared with 7,788 new asymptomatic cases and 438 new cases with symptoms reported a day earlier.

Shanghai last Monday begun a two-stage lockdown which days later was expanded to virtually the entire city, in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Reporting by Brenda Goh and Jing Wang; Editing by Kim Coghill

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