COVID-19 Restrictions Ease In Shanghai

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A sign of China Telecom is seen on a street, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

 Shanghai is moving to allow in-person dining and reopening its Disney Resort theme park as cases of COVID-19 remain at zero following the lockdowns says AP News.

  • COVID-19 Cases in China move to zero
  • The city is finally taking steps towards loosening the restrictions.
  • The heads have constantly supported the “zero-COVID” policy.

One of the biggest cities in China, Shanghai was badly affected by Covid. The city went through two lockdowns and finally seems to have brought it to an end.

Zero-COVID Policy

Chinese officials have stood by their hardline “zero-COVID” policy for preventing the growth of cases and deaths from the virus. Despite the enormous cost to the Chinese economy and international supply chains reliant on China’s manufacturing and shipping abilities, they have been thrown askew. China has repeatedly defended the policy and indications are it will maintain “zero-COVID” at least through the spring of 2023. This is when President Xi Jinping is expected to be installed for a third five-year term.

Steps taken by China

 China also being the biggest threat to the US economy claims to have taken the best steps possible to protect its citizens from the virus. The official Xinhua News Agency said that this policy of China has protected people’s life to a great extent.

Xi was speaking during a visit to the central city of Wuhan, where the virus was first detected in late 2019 before the outbreak of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.3 million people worldwide, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University in the United States.

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Source: AP News

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