Recording a record of more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19 / day, Shanghai tightened the blockade
Last week, Shanghai imposed a two-stage blockade to prevent the outbreak of the pandemic. The blockade order is expected to be lifted today (April 5). But restrictions in western counties will be extended until further notice.
Specifically, the operational scope of the city’s public transport system continued to be narrowed from April 5. Many train lines will be suspended.
On April 4, Shanghai completed sampling for all 25 million people, including a record 13,354 new cases of COVID-19, up from 9,006 a day earlier.
More than 12,600 cases are isolated cases. The remaining cases were discovered during testing of high-risk groups.
According to ReutersShanghai’s isolation policy is facing a lot of controversy when young children are separated from their parents and asymptomatic cases must be isolated with symptomatic cases.
Some medical experts say this strategy is no longer working.
“At present, Shanghai’s epidemic prevention and control work is at the most difficult and important stage.” Wu Qianyu – official of the city’s health commission said.
At least 38,000 staff have been dispatched from other regions to Shanghai in what Chinese media have described as the largest health campaign since the outbreak in Wuhan 2020. The Chinese military also mobilized 2,000. Military medical staff to Shanghai to assist with testing.
According to experts, in addition to the skyrocketing number of new infections, the challenge facing Shanghai health officials now is the emergence of a new subline of the highly contagious variant of Omicron.
A patient more than 60 km from Shanghai was diagnosed with a sublineage that evolved from the BA.1.1 subline of Omicron.
According to Global Timesthis sub-lineage is not the same as other sub-lineages spreading in China, nor is this sub-lineage submitted to the GISAID data system – the global database for sequencing and monitoring mutations SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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