More than 15 million people begin the second phase of the city’s coronavirus confinement in Shanghai

MADRID, 1 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –

The health authorities of the great Chinese city of Shanghai have begun this Friday the second part of the confinement declared last weekend in the metropolis and that as of this Friday extends to the 16 million residents of the western zone, while the The country is going through the worst coronavirus outbreak since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The residents will join some of the other ten million confined in the eastern and southern districts, which have been completely confined until Thursday night, although some specific neighborhoods should be kept in quarantine until next Monday, at the earliest.

The secretary general of the Shanghai government, Ma Chunlei, admitted last Thursday to the media that the wave of the omicron variant of the coronavirus has caught the authorities completely off guard, still unable to fully understand the scope of this strain, according to the Chinese state newspaper ‘Global Times’.

However, the draconian lockdown policy appears to have had an effect. The total number of daily COVID cases in the city began to decline on Wednesday, with 5,298 new asymptomatic transmitted cases and 355 confirmed cases, compared to 5,656 local asymptomatic cases and 326 new cases with symptoms reported the day before.

This Friday, the city has registered 4,144 asymptomatic cases and 358 infections with symptoms, according to the Ministry of Health.

After this weekend, anyone leaving Shanghai must present a negative PCR valid for 48 hours and a negative antigen test valid for 24 hours, as authorities try to boost vaccination among the over-80 population, the segment that has the largest number of people who have not received the full schedule of the vaccine.

Recent statistics show that more than 212 million of the 267 million people over the age of 60 in the country are fully vaccinated with at least two doses. A total of 86.6 percent of the elderly between 60 and 69 years have been fully vaccinated, but only 50.7 percent of those over 80 have received the entire schedule.

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