COVID-Omicron: 25 million people trapped in two phases as of Monday to stop epidemic in Shanghai

COVID-Omicron: 25 million people trapped in two phases as of Monday to stop epidemic in Shanghai

The eastern part of Shanghai will be restricted for five days from Monday to allow its residents to be tested, followed by the western part for the same period from April 1.

Shanghai, with a total population of 25 million, will impose a lockdown east of the Huangpu River, including the city’s financial center and industrial sectors, for a period of four days starting on Monday. After that, a new booking will cover the western part of the city for another four days, according to a press release issued by the local government of Shanghai on Sunday.

Chinese health authorities reported more than 4,500 new cases on Sunday, March 27, a declining number but still well above the average daily new infections, and rarely more than double digits per day over the past two years.

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Hence the emergency measures taken to limit as quickly as possible the outbreak of infection, which was concentrated in recent days in Shanghai and in the vicinity of this major city.

With the increase in the number of cases, the city government announced the implementation of the two-step confinement “To reduce the spread of the epidemic and ensure the safety and health of people” And the “Eliminate cases of infection as quickly as possible“.

The eastern half of the city, known as Pudong, which houses the main international airport and the financial district, will be closed as part of a large-scale Covid testing operation that begins Monday morning and runs through May 1.

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The government added that on April 1, the western half of the city, known as Puxi, will be closed for five days.

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