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Shanghai continues to blockade, isolate F0, F1

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Shanghai extends the blockade until April 26 – Photo: REUTERS

On the evening of April 21, the city government of Shanghai, China announced many new measures, including taking people out of their homes to disinfect their homes, increasing mass testing and tracing…

People with the disease and close contacts will have to be isolated. The city stepped up disinfection in hard-hit areas, increase mass testing with different frequency depending on the risk of infection in each area.

Cases are spreading in Shanghai, even in places thought to be low-risk or where no cases have been reported in the past 14 days. As of April 21, there have been 250 positive cases in the low-risk area.

According to the newspaper SCMPShanghai will shift its focus to preventing the disease from spreading beyond low-risk areas and from hospitals into the community.

According to data released on April 22, Shanghai recorded 17,629 new cases in the past 24 hours, 4.7% less than a day ago.

Since March 1, Shanghai has recorded a total of 443,500 cases of COVID-19.

The number of severe cases in the city is 160, almost unchanged from 159 cases on April 21.

Resumption of production

Shanghai Vice Mayor Zhang Wei said at a press conference on April 22 that the government is working to resume production activities that have been stalled since April 1.

Major car manufacturers in the city such as Tesla, SAIC Motor and their joint ventures with Volkswagen and General Motors have begun assembling vehicles again.

However, Tesla’s factory in Shanghai is only operating at half capacity due to a shortage of components due to the blockade.

According to David Zhang, a researcher at North China University of Technology, it will take until June for the domestic electric vehicle market to recover to 100%.

Shanghai has yet to announce when the lockdown will be lifted, but key manufacturing companies have resumed operations in a closed manner: workers sleep at the production site to avoid outside contact.

Shanghai records a total of 17 deaths from COVID-19 Shanghai records a total of 17 deaths from COVID-19

TTO – After a long time of not reporting deaths from COVID-19, mainland China recently recorded new deaths in an outbreak caused by the Omicron variant. The hot spot Shanghai has recorded a total of 17 deaths from the epidemic.

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