Shanghaiat China, 3 deaths from the Covid virus were recorded, Sunday (17), which is the first since the outbreak of the infection recently in which the city found itself, according to the Chinese authorities. After the number of cases surged in early April, the city began adopting a severe lockdown, with 25 million people confined to their homes.
China’s largest city and important financial center, Shanghai In its third week of Forced imprisonment of millions of peopleWhich sparked controversy among the population.
A document issued by the city’s health commission said the victims ranged in age from 89 to 91, had comorbidities and had not been vaccinated, according to the BBC.
Without counting these victims, records indicate that China 4,638 deaths from Covid in the pandemic, only 7 of them in Shanghai, according to Our World in Data. The new city records have now led to 10 deaths from the disease.
Since March 10, local authorities have conducted more than 200 million tests for the disease in the city, in an effort to control the largest outbreak of the Covid virus in the country. China Since the virus was discovered in 2019.
this sunday, Shanghai There were 19,831 new asymptomatic cases and 2,417 asymptomatic cases, according to official data. The day before, there were 21,582 symptoms and 3,238 symptoms.
Possible relief from confinement
city Shanghai Two people familiar with the matter said a goal is to stop the spread of Covid-19 outside quarantine areas by Wednesday, which will allow the city to ease its confinement and begin to return to normal life as it continues. Siege is growing.
The goal will require authorities to speed up testing for Covid-19 and transfer positive cases to quarantine centers, according to a speech by a local Communist Party member on Saturday, a copy of which was seen by Reuters.
Shanghai It became the epicenter of the largest outbreak in China Since the virus was first identified in Wuhan in late 2019, more than 320,000 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded since early March, when the wave began.
population ShanghaiFrustrated with the blockade, they have used social media to vent to local authorities about difficulties in obtaining food, loss of income, separation between family members, and poor conditions in quarantine centers. The tensions led to some protests and fights with the police.
new target Shanghai According to the sources, who asked not to be identified because the information has not been released, “Covid-Zero in Community Broadcasting” was communicated until April 20 in the last days of the city’s Communist Party cadres and organizations such as schools.
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