Shanghai escalates COVID 19 lockdown restrictions


Authorities in Shanghai have announced it will tighten the enforcement of lockdown measures, as Covid surge continues in the Chinese financial capital.

The new measures which includes placing electronic door alarms to prevent those infected from leaving, as well as evacuating people to disinfect their homes, takes Shanghai’s lockdown into its fifth week.

Shanghai city officials also said all infected patients and close contacts will be transferred to government-run quarantine centres, adding that disinfection measures will be escalated in some of the city’s worst-hit areas.

This some residents will likely be forced to move out temporarily – including those who have tested negative.

The move comes days after people in two other Shanghai communities – Beicai and Pingwang – were ordered to leave their residences for temporary accommodations.

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