According to a recent report, there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in Shanghai. A total number of thirty-four new cases have been reported. This is the highest number recorded in the last three months.
Most of them were quarantined already. Nonetheless, two of them were not quarantined and tested positive for COVID-19. China is making all efforts to keep its public safe from the virus. They have also asked Shanghai to consider the lockdown if needed.
The country recently reported 1878 cases recently. This was the highest number since the month of August. The government decided to close the nearby shops and buildings. In addition to this, they have also barricaded certain buildings with fences with a message that says “buildings are shut down”.
Inner Mongolia, where the highest number of cases were recorded has now announced that nobody will be able to enter its capital, Hohhot. Any resident who has to visit will have to delay the journey until and unless the situation gets under control.
Because the tension is rising in the country, cities that have recorded zero cases of COVID-19 have announced lockdowns. Yongji has went under lockdown period for three days. This decision was taken to prevent all the potential cases of travelers visiting their homes.
Chinese leaders and news agencies have frequently defended the zero-tolerance policy as the best course of action again for the nation, whereas the rest of the globe has adapted to dealing with infection.
The official People’s Daily newspaper stated in an editorial that Covid Zero procedures are factual and that infection variety infection varieties continue to pose a serious danger to the aged. It suggested people have more tolerance and faith in home coronavirus laws.
Ongoing discussions are being expressed by Shanghai citizens on the possibility of stricter restrictions. Changning and Xuhui districts, two residential zones in the heart of Shanghai, are among those that have been sealed down. The city authority has delivered supplies of food to several housing areas that are on lockdown, and reports of a school closure are circulating.
“The practices and atmosphere all sound so familiar,” said Cynthia Lu, a mother of two primary school children who live in Pudong. “The idea that my kids may need to have online class again and the family has to be stuck in the room all day makes me so sick.”
“But let’s be realistic, I’ll stockpile some food now,” she said.
An incident in the area forced Selina Liu, a 35-year-old Shanghai resident, and auditor, to spend this week’s vacation in a quarantined hotel. On Sunday, the hotel’s lockout was removed, allowing her to board a flight returning to Shanghai after a few of her previous reservations had to be changed.
“I’m too tired to complain against anything right now. I just feel lucky to grab a ticket home,” she said. “I won’t do any travel for a while, and just want to lie flat at home.”
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