Shanghai aims to return to normal life from June 1 - city official

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab sample from a chef for nucleic acid testing, during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai aims to reopen more broadly and allow normal life to resume in the city from June 1, a city official said on Monday, after declaring that 15 out of the city's 16 districts had achieved "zero-COVID cases outside quarantined areas" status.

Deputy mayor Zong Ming made the comments at a daily online news conference.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Yifan Wang; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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