Despite the reduction in Covid-19 cases, China maintains lockdown in Shanghai

The Mayor of Shanghai, Chen Tong, announced that it will begin a reopening process that is carried out in stages and will begin this week.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

China – In the last hours, Shanghai reported that it achieved a zero COVID-19 rate in all its districts, something that raised a stir on social networks because most people are still totally confined.

The Government decided to maintain its restrictions to quell the outbreak generated by the Omicron variant, despite the rejection of the population that has taken to the streets to protest the shortage of food and problems in distribution.

The Shanghai Health Manager, Zhao Dandan, reiterated that the 16 districts have almost zero level of coronavirus, which would mean that the more than a thousand infections registered in the last 24 hours, were detected outside the quarantine area.

The Mayor of Shanghai, Chen Tong, announced that it will begin a reopening process that is carried out in stages and will begin this week. Several residential complexes remain under strict surveillance and the changes will be implemented as of today.

Shanghai is the Chinese city most affected by the coronavirus in China and for several weeks its residents remain under strict confinement. The population suffers the complications to access basic supplies, medicine and food.

The largest city in the country has almost 26 million inhabitants and the majority were confined to their homes and under strict health and safety measures. In Shanghai, tests against the pandemic are carried out almost every day and positive cases are sent to isolation centers.