China’s financial hub Shanghai reported over 27,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, setting a record a day after President Xi Jinping said that the country must continue with its strict “dynamic Covid clearance” policy and pandemic control measures.
Shanghai is battling China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the virus first emerged in Wuhan in late 2019, with the city’s 25 million residents remaining largely under lockdown, though restrictions were partially eased in some areas this week.
Under China’s tough rules, even people without symptoms must go into quarantine at centralized facilities, where many people have complained about poor conditions.
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Record 27K new coronavirus cases have been reported in Shanghai as President Xi says the country must continue with a strict “dynamic Covid clearance” policy. https://t.co/QCqFnXWJiu
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 14, 2022