Kovid-19 is taking serious form in Shanghai. A record 23,600 new cases were reported in the city on Saturday. At the same time, the US has allowed non-essential workers and their families to leave their consulate in the city. Meanwhile, Shanghai’s vice-mayor acknowledged shortcomings in the city’s handling of its COVID-19 outbreak.
Deputy Mayor Zong Ming praised the public’s support and the work of front-line workers despite public criticism of the tough restrictions, but said there was a need to improve handling of the virus.
‘A lot of our work hasn’t been enough’
Zong said, “We all feel the same way about the problems people raised. A lot of our work hasn’t been enough and there’s still a big gap between everyone’s expectations and our work. We’re doing our best to improve.” Will try.” For several days in Shanghai, with a population of about 26 million, people have to follow the restrictions related to Kovid-19 including lockdown. People have been screened extensively in Shanghai three times.
Beijing intervened after Shanghai’s initial attempt to isolate the virus by imposing a phased lockdown failed, insisting that the country stick to its zero-tolerance policy to keep its medical system strong.
food shortage in the city
Residents of the city of Shanghai are constantly complaining about the lack of food due to a shortage of couriers and uncertainty about when the lockdown might end. The government said it would conduct more tests on Saturday and curb some movement. At the same time, Zong said, “The prevention and control of the epidemic is now at the most critical moment, and we cannot tolerate the slightest reduction.” Gu Jun, the director of the city’s commerce commission, acknowledged problems with distributing food supplies and said distribution centers, supermarkets and pharmacies should continue to operate online as much as possible.
Online sales products sold in minutes
On the other hand, e-commerce company JD.com Inc said on Saturday that it has obtained a license to deliver goods in Shanghai and hosted a livestreaming sales session, which attracted more than 3.5 million people. However, the offered products sold out within seconds and the host repeatedly pleaded for patience with commenters who complained that they were unable to buy.
America issued advisory for its citizens
The United States State Department said in a travel advisory on Friday that it is allowing non-emergency workers and their families to leave the Shanghai consulate due to a rise in cases and the impact of restrictions. It advised US citizens to reconsider travel to China “due to the arbitrary enforcement of local laws and COVID-19 restrictions”.
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