Shanghai lockdown: The plight of a migrant worker

News 04/26/22, 05:27

Shanghai, China, the 25 million citizens city, recorded almost 2.500 new cases, with only 51 new deaths on Sunday, April 24. While the world copes with the pandemic by moving into living with the virus, China still maintains a strict Zero-Covid policy. Going through the most extended lockdown for almost a ...

Despite Shanghai’s openness, an expat struggles to leave city during lockdown

News 04/26/22, 05:20

Shanghai has promised to facilitate foreigners seeking to leave the country during the city’s stringent lockdown. According to an expatriate, such a wish might not be as easily achieved. As Chinese language news media Xin Tang Ren reported, the Shanghai Epidemic Prevention and Control Center said on April 17 that foreigners ...

Shanghai fences up to block residents inside Covid ‘sealed areas’

News 04/26/22, 00:31

Shanghai authorities have recently installed metal fences outside residential buildings and shops. As a result, residents were banned from leaving those areas. The move came after China continues to pursue its "zero COVID" policy to tame the pandemic. BBC reported that government workers erected barriers around buildings designated as "sealed areas." The ...

Shanghai Covid outbreak increases fear of a Beijing lockdown

News 04/26/22, 00:30

On April 25, the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission reported 51 new Covid deaths, bringing the total number to 138. This is an increase of 39 from the previous day. There are 196 critical cases in designated medical institutions and 23 in serious condition. Despite weeks of lockdowns, roughly 5% of new ...

‘Shanghai was a lesson’: Beijing residents buy food out of panic

News 04/26/22, 00:28

According to Reuters, residents in Chaoyang district, Beijing, have started stocking up on groceries. The panic comes after district authorities designated the area as 'high-risk' on Sunday, April 24, and ruled out that its residents must take three COVID tests this week. Chinese officials have assured citizens that food supplies are ...

China: Strict lockdown brings big chaos, residents gather to protest

News 04/26/22, 00:26

With tens of thousands of new cases reported every day, Shanghai has become the epicenter of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in mainland China. The Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of around 19,400 new COVID infections in the city on April 24. The figure was much higher, at roughly 23 thousand ...

Beijing reports multiple outbreaks

News 04/25/22, 01:14

According to Chinese state media CCTV, Beijing said at a press conference on April 23 that there had been COVID-19 detections from separate places in the capital. The Chinese capital detected a total of 20 COVID-positive cases between April 22 and April 23. Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Centre for ...

Shanghai reports triple COVID-death toll from a day earlier

News 04/25/22, 01:13

The Shanghai Health Commission reported 39 new deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, April 23. The figure is more than three times the 12 cases confirmed the previous day, showing an upward trend in daily fatalities. For example, on April 21, 11 deaths were confirmed, up from 7 on April 18. As of ...

Shanghai unveils beefed-up COVID-19 containment plan amid crisis

News 04/25/22, 01:05

According to the Wall Street Journal, Shanghai health authorities have revealed an aggressive new COVID-19 containment plan. As reported by Bloomberg, the nine-point action plan will take effect from Friday, April 22. The living areas will be geographically divided into restricted, controlled, and prevention zones. People who reside in restricted areas where ...

As more Covid deaths reported, Shanghai residents are getting angry

News 04/25/22, 01:04

According to Reuters, the anger among Shanghai residents mounts as the city reports more new Covid-19 deaths on April 22. They show the frustrations over a tight lockdown and strict online censorship. China's major financial hub has been struggling to deal with the nation's biggest Covid-19 outbreak so far. New reported ...

Chinese people, locked and hungry, protest against Zero COVID measures

News 04/25/22, 00:30

As China's "zero COVID" policy continues, the severe city lockdown in Shanghai is spreading to other regions. Some videos went viral on Twitter, exposing the situation in Suzhou, particularly people's reactions expressing displeasure. Suzhou, often called the "Venice of China," is 100 km west of Shanghai. The user @iPaulCanada posted a video on ...

Covid-19 epidemic in Suzhou has spread throughout the territory

News 04/25/22, 00:20

The Suzhou Municipal Government issued an epidemic notice on April 23, saying that the risk of transmission still exists, and it will continue to implement strict control measures. The outbreak in Suzhou is region-wide due to the spillover of Shanghai's epidemic. The current intensity of closure makes citizens' lives a ...

Frustration boiling over in Shanghai amid food shortages

News 04/25/22, 00:12

Shanghai has recently strengthened its lockdown strategy by releasing a stiffer nine-point COVID containment plan starting on April 22. According to the Guardian, as Shanghai enters its third day of rigorous lockdown, desperation stories are emerging. According to the Washington Post, millions of residents have been trapped at home following the ...

Censored film depicting Shanghai’s lockdown spreads far on social media

News 04/24/22, 01:36

On Friday, April 22, The Guardian revealed a six-minute video clip that is swamping Mainland China's social media, although Chinese authorities have tried their best to censor it. The video called The Voices of April, or in Chinese, features a collection of real audio clips from conversations recorded in Shanghai throughout ...

Shanghai back to restriction stage, including non-COVID areas

News 04/24/22, 01:22

Shanghai Health officials had stoked hopes of returning to normal earlier in the week. Claiming that recent patterns suggested Shanghai had effectively curtailed infections. During a regular press conference on April 21, Reuters reported that Shanghai citizens would remain in place, despite zero cases outside quarantined areas. Chongming district official Zhang Zhitong ...