A South Korean national living in Shanghai was found dead in his apartment in Minhang District on May 3. According to news media Chosun Ilbo, the discovery was confirmed the following day by the Shanghai Korean Residents’ Association.

The man was in his 40s and had been living alone, even throughout the month-long lockdown in the Chinese city. His residential bloc had been sealed off since last month, and he had not been able to go out for work.

A South Korean national living in Shanghai was found dead in his apartment in Minhang District on May 3. According to news media Chosun Ilbo, the discovery was confirmed the following day by the Shanghai Korean Residents’ Association.

The man was in his 40s and had been living alone, even throughout the month-long lockdown in the Chinese city. His residential bloc had been sealed off since last month, and he had not been able to leave the building.

The cause of death has not been determined. No information about the victim’s medical condition has been revealed yet. Chosun Ilbo reports that residents from his community believe he may have died several days before his body was discovered.

Chinese police officers and the Korean Consulate General in Shanghai have arrived at the scene to investigate the situation.

The man is not the first ex-pat that died during the Shanghai lockdown to make it to the news.

On April 18, the police discovered the body of a South African female teacher living in Shanghai after tearing down the door to her flat. She was 29 years old, and the cause of her death is unknown.

The cause of death has not been determined. No information about the victim’s medical condition was reported yet. Chosun Ilbo said residents from his community believed he may have died several days before his body was found.

Chinese police officers and the Korean Consulate General in Shanghai have arrived at the scene to investigate the situation.

The man’s death is not the first expat that died during the Shanghai lockdown that made it to the news.

On April 18, the police discovered the body of a South African female teacher living in Shanghai after tearing down the door to her flat. She was 29 years old. No cause of her death was reported.

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