Saturday 2 April 2022

China Imposes City-Wide Lockdown In Shanghai As Covid Cases Rise

NBC News on Youtube shows that China is reimposing strict lockdown rules in Shanghai as the city records some of the highest numbers of new daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began. NBC News’ Janis Mackey Frayer breaks down whether this lockdown differs from others imposed in China during the pandemic and how people in the city are responding.

Shanghai City ( Chinese: 上海 ) is really one of the 4 direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China. The large city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze River, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of 24.87 million as of 2020, Shanghai is the most populous urban area in China and the most populous city proper in the world. It is the only city in East Asia with a GDP greater than its corresponding capital. As of 2018, the Greater Shanghai metropolitan area, which includes Suzhou, Wuxi, Nantong, Ningbo, Jiaxing, Zhoushan, and Huzhou, was estimated to produce a gross metropolitan product (nominal) of nearly 9.1 trillion RMB ($1.33 trillion). Shanghai certainly has been one of the world's major centers for finance, business and economics, research, education, science and technology, manufacturing, tourism, culture, dining, art, fashion, sports, and transportation, and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest important container port. In 2019, the Shanghai Pudong International Airport was one of the world's 10 busiest airports by passenger traffic, and 1 of the 2 international airports serving the Shanghai metropolitan area, the other one being called the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

Hong Kong really wants to test entire population for Covid-19. Shanghai struggles with COVID lockdown.

Hong Kong authorities on Saturday indeed asked the entire population of more than 7.4 million people to voluntarily test at home for COVID-19 for 3 days in a row starting next week.

Hong Kong City reported another 5,820 cases Friday as the latest surge begins to decrease.

In Shanghai City, authorities are struggling to meet requirements for a city lockdown on many of the city’s 26 million residents. This is the largest such undertaking by China since the virus was detected in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019.

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