Shanghai intends to reopen widely and allow normal life to resume from June 1, a city official said on Monday, after declaring that 15 of the city’s 16 districts have eliminated new cases of Covid-19 outside of the city’s borders. quarantine areas.
Deputy Mayor Zong Ming, in a press conference, provided the clearest timeline yet for a return to normal for the city’s 25 million people who have been frustrated by more than six weeks of lockdowns and inconsistent messages about when they can resume. your activities.
Shanghai officials have declared the city’s epidemic under control, but also said their goal until May 21 would be to prevent a rebound in infections, meaning many restrictions will remain in place.
Eliminating cases outside quarantine areas is a key condition for resuming normal life under China’s strict “Covid zero” policy.
The city plans to gradually increase domestic flights and rail services, and from Monday it will begin reopening supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies.
The Shanghai lockdown, along with restrictions in several other Chinese cities, has hit the world’s second-largest economy and disrupted global supply chains.
Source: CNN Brasil