ShanghaiFeather ChinaAccording to Chinese officials, 3 deaths from Covid were recorded this Sunday (17), the first since the recent contagion outbreak in which the city finds itself. After a surge in cases in early April, the city began to adopt a severe lockdown regime, with 25 million people confined to their homes.
According to the BBC, a document released by the city’s health committee said the victims, aged between 89 and 91, had the disease and had not been vaccinated.
Without counting these victims, the records show that China The pandemic caused 4,638 deaths from covid, only 7 of them in Shanghai, according to the website Our World in Data. The new records now take the city 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 Covid the country has seen. China Since the discovery of the virus in 2019.
this Sunday, Shanghai According to official figures, 19,831 new asymptomatic cases and 2,417 symptomatic cases were reported. A day earlier, 21,582 were asymptomatic and 3,238 were symptomatic.
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the city of Shanghai have set a target by Wednesday to stop the spread of Covid-19 outside the quarantine areas, two people familiar with the matter said, which will allow the city to ease its confinement and return to normal life as it continues . The siege escalates.
The target would require authorities to transfer Covid-19 tests and 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 became the epicenter of the largest outbreak in China Since the virus was first identified in Wuhan in late 2019 and since early March, when the wave began, more than 320,000 Covid-19 infections have been recorded.
residents of ShanghaiFrustrated by the siege, used social media to inform local authorities about difficulties in getting food, loss of income, isolation among family members and poor conditions in quarantine centres. The tension led to some protests and a fight with the police.
new target of Shanghai “Covid-zero in community transmission” by 20 April was reported to the city’s Communist Party cadres and organizations such as schools in recent days, according to sources, who declined to be identified as the information is not public.