Shanghai authorities analyzed the situation in the city on Thursday (May 12th) for the latest cases of COVID-19, hoping to find a way out of a painful isolation lasting six weeks.
China’s 25 million-strong shopping mall has tightened its blockade in recent days in a latest push to eradicate the virus by the end of the month, after making significant progress, according to Reuters data this week.
Authorities look for latest COVID cases in Shanghai, hoping mass testing and isolation lead to end of pandemic
Mass tests in Shanghai found only two new cases outside the harshest restricted areas on May 11, city officials said Thursday, but they were two more than none the day before. Significantly, the cases were found in two of the city’s 16 districts, Xuhui and Fengxian, which authorities said this week were among the eight that reached “zero COVID” status, with no community case time. for three consecutive days.
The latest cases show the difficulty of isolating and ending the highly transmissible version of Omicron, despite the relentless application of some of the harshest restrictions in China since the virus appeared in Wuhan at the end of 2019.
On Monday, May 2, the Chinese commercial capital Shanghai received a severe blow, as authorities reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 outside remote areas.
Reports of new cases of COVID-19 outside the Shanghai isolation zone could mean a setback in the city’s fight against infections.
Authorities reported 58 new cases on Monday, May 2, after two days in which no new cases were confirmed outside the quarantined areas over the weekend.
However, other data showed encouraging trends… with the total number of local cases falling to 6,804 from 7,189 the previous day.
Despite declining numbers of infections, several fences were erected at some residential blocks in Shanghai on Monday.
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