Mar 15, 2022 09:02 PM

Shanghai Says No Plan to Seal Off Entire City of 25 Million

Shanghai currently has no plan to seal off the entire city or shut down all social activities, the municipal government said Tuesday, after imposing strict travel restrictions on its 25 million residents amid a growing Covid-19 outbreak.

Gu Honghui, Shanghai’s deputy secretary-general, said at a press conference (link in Chinese) that the recently ramped-up curbs were targeted, and would be adjusted dynamically to minimize their impact on residents.

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