China's Shanghai Expands Covid Curbs. 26 Million People In Lockdown
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China's Shanghai Expands Covid Curbs. 26 Million People In Lockdown

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April 1, 2022

China's commercial hub of Shanghai ground to halt on Friday after the government locked down most of the city's 26 million residents to stop the spread of COVID-19, even as official numbers put local cases falling for the second day in a row.


New Delhi, 01 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, The city government late on Thursday extended an existing lockdown in eastern districts, just as western parts of the city were shut down as scheduled. Fresh official guidance indicated that many in China's most populous city will now be required to stay home as long as it takes to control the outbreak - instructed not to cross their doorsteps even to dispose of rubbish or walk their dogs. Public transport in most of the city has been suspended, while businesses considered non-essential, like restaurants and shopping malls, have also had to close. The lockdown, designed to stop an outbreak of the highly transmissible Omicron variant that started about a month ago, began on Monday and was originally due to last 10 days in total. Areas east of Shanghai's Huangpu River were to be closed for five days, before reopening as western districts began a five-day shutdown.

Source - NDTV

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