Shanghai residents enjoy first holiday since lockdown lifted

STORY: Many residents were also seen shopping at Xintiandi, the city's popular shopping street.

Most restaurants are now allowed to serve groups of customers dining at open areas, while some stores have re-opened their shopfronts for takeaways.

China's biggest city and business hub lifted lockdowns for most of its 25 million residents on Wednesday (June 1).

Shanghai reported eight new symptomatic cases for Thursday (June 2), compared with five a day earlier, local government data showed. Asymptomatic cases in the city were unchanged at eight versus a day earlier.

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