Shanghai Municipal health commission updated 16,766 asymptomatic infections on April 5. The Shanghai outbreak is at a crucial moment, racing against time and the virus.

On the same day, at the press conference on COVID epidemic prevention, the director of Shanghai’s working group on epidemic control, Gu Honghui, said, “The situation is extremely grim” and “still running at a high level.”

Shanghai actively raised treatment beds and isolation housing and expanded the number of designated hospitals. Thirty thousand beds will be put into use soon.

Each district in Shanghai selected hotels, stadiums, exhibition centers, training centers, and other places that meet the conditions of epidemic prevention and established 62 temporary transit isolation management points, screening, and transshipment, making every effort to improve transshipment efficiency.

China has dispatched almost 10,000 health workers, including 2,000 military personnel, to assist the city. The medical team selected this time comes from seven medical units belonging to the army, navy, and joint logistics support force. After arriving, they will quickly carry out medical treatment, nucleic acid testing, and other work.

Despite China’s anti-epidemic measures, the epidemic is spreading by the day. Many locals have expressed frustration with the difficulty of acquiring food and other daily necessities and a shortage of medical experts, volunteers, and hospital beds in isolation units, where tens of thousands of patients are being followed.

However, China maintains a “zero-tolerance” policy, including lockdowns, mass testing, and mandatory isolation of all suspected patients and close contacts.

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