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Some areas in Shanghai impose new anti-COVID-19 lockdown measures

Many neighborhoods in Shanghai are rolling out mass testing for residents. (Photo: AP)

Min Hang District with more than 2 million people will conduct nucleic acid testing for all residents on June 11. The restrictions will be lifted once testing is completed, the Chinese government said on its WeChat account.

Shanghai reported 4 cases COVID-19 had new symptoms confirmed on June 8, all in quarantined areas. No new cases have been confirmed in Man Hang district.

On June 9, Disney Resort Shanghai said it would reopen some retail areas and parks from June 10. However, the main Disneyland park, Disneytown, and its two resort hotels will remain closed until further notice as “resort staff continue to prepare for a full reopening “. The Shanghai Disney Resort has been closed since March 21.

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Some areas in Shanghai have been locked down again. (Photo: Reuters)

Shanghai reopened last week after a two-month citywide shutdown. However, some residential areas have been locked down again as city officials continue to pursue the “Zero COVID” policy, blocking epidemic transmission centers as soon as possible.

The neighborhood management department has issued a notice saying that residents will have to stay indoors for two days and implement 12 days of rigorous testing starting June 9. According to the announcement, in at least three neighborhoods in Shanghai, people will have to undergo five rounds of mandatory testing ending on June 23 and will have to stay indoors until June 11.

Zhao Dandan, deputy head of the Shanghai Health Commission, told a news conference on June 7 that the city would continue to implement restrictive measures even in areas that have not been identified as having “risks”. high”.

Mr. Zhao Dandan said: “Based on assessing epidemic prevention and control trends, relevant measures will be flexibly adjusted. We hope people understand and continue to cooperate.”

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