China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, failed on Monday when authorities reported 58 new Covid-19 cases outside the quarantine zones, while Beijing continued to test millions.
When the Shanghai people found out, they breathed a sigh of relief over the weekendno new cases outside the demarcated areas were confirmed in two daysbut the disappointment came on Monday with the announcement of 58 new infections.
Drastic measures taken Shanghai fight against pandemic, with strict ties, aroused rare anger among the population. For several thousand cases covidMillions of Chinese economic capitals have been prisoners of their homes for more than a month, and many are struggling to acquire basic necessities.
New coronavirus appeared in a Chinese city Wuhan at the end of 2019 and for two years, the authorities managed to keep the epidemic largely under control through blockades and travel bans. But Omicron variantrapidly spreading has tested Chinese policy “zero cover” This year.
STRENGTHENING BEIJING RESTRICTIONS
The China unlike most countries, and despite the increasingly serious consequences for the world’s second largest economy, it has shown no signs of changing its policy.
In the capital, which has a population of 22 million, authorities have tightened restrictions during the five-day Labor Day, which ends on Wednesday, which is traditionally one of the busiest tourist seasons.
Beijing, p dozens of daily infectionsinstead, relies on mass testing to locate and isolate infections.
China informed about it 7,822 new Covid-19 cases On Sunday, there were 8,329 new cases the day before, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
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