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Shanghai widens COVID testing as other Chinese cities impose curbs
April 8, 2022
Most large Chinese cities keeping COVID restrictions in place
Food supply issues persist in the locked-down city
Senior epidemiologist calls for “thunderous” action to cut transmission
SHANGHAI, April 8 (Reuters) – Shanghai on Friday announced a record 21,000 new cases and a third consecutive day of COVID testing as a lockdown of its 26 million people showed no sign of easing and other Chinese cities tightened curbs – even in places with no recent infections.
Beijing authorities intervened in Shanghai after its failure to isolate COVID by locking the city down in stages, and insists that the country stick to its zero-tolerance policy to prevent its medical system from breaking down.
Authorities across China, which have mostly managed to keep COVID at bay for the last two years, are stepping up coronavirus control measures, including movement restrictions, mass testing and new quarantine centres.
Cities that sprang into action this week include Zhengzhou, in central Henan province, which on Thursday said it would test all 12.6 million residents after finding a few asymptomatic cases…
Many Shanghai residents say Covid lockdown measures have caused food shortages.
The authorities have locked down the city of 26 million in a bid to contain China’s worst outbreak since the pandemic began.
New York Times, April 8, 2022
By Joy Dong