The huge Chinese city of Shanghai, with a population of 25 million, has entered its third week of confinement. But the first cuts will start this week in certain areas of the city.
Faced with a major outbreak of Covid-19 cases, and fear of new variants of Omicron emerging, China is strengthening its Zero Covid strategy.
Shanghai is still a dead end
In the past 24 hours on Sunday, April 10 in Shanghai, 25,173 new infections were confirmed, compared to 23,937 the day before.
In total, there are about 23 cities, with a total population of nearly 200 million, currently in full or partial confinement, According to euronews.
However, authorities in Shanghai will start easing lockdowns in some areas from Monday, despite a record high of more than 25,000 new infections being reported.
Relief for the city’s 25 million residents, many of whom have struggled to find food and medicine after more than two weeks of lockdown.
But this easing of imprisonment will take place in several stages. Zhu Hongwei, a city authority official, said Shanghai is divided into 7,624 districts, which remain closed. Among these regions, 2,460 of them are now subject to “Regulations” After one week without a new infection. 7,565 “protective zones” will open after two weeks without a positive case. Those who live in “protection zones” will therefore be able to move around their neighborhoods, but must respect social distancing. Finally, if new infections occur, these areas can be reshaped again.
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