SHANGHAI : Shanghai's number of new daily cases exceeded 4,400 on Tuesday, following which the authorities cranked up the Covid curbs in China's most populous city.
Residents can now only go out to get Covid-19 tested. Battling their biggest ever outbreak fueled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, authorities said that all residents the District, home to many elite financial institutions and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, will be confined to their homes and allowed out only to get a Covid test, according to a statement. Covid-19 Lockdown in Shanghai Residents shouldn’t walk in the hallways, garages or open areas of their residential compounds in order to reduce the risk of infection, Wu Qianyu, an official with the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission, said during a briefing on Tuesday.
That includes walking pets. Shanghai’s lockdown came after a month of less disruptive measures failed to stymie omicron’s fast and stealthy spread in the community.
Residents east of the Huangpu were locked down in their housing compounds on Monday but were mostly allowed to roam within them.