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Apr 19, 2022 08:18 PM
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Shanghai Supermarkets Begin to Reopen, Though Covid Curbs Keep Many Staff at Home

Employees stock the shelves of a supermarket in Shanghai's Fengxian district on April 12. Photo: The Paper
Employees stock the shelves of a supermarket in Shanghai's Fengxian district on April 12. Photo: The Paper

After weeks of food shortages in one of China’s wealthiest metropolises, supermarkets and grocery stores in Shanghai are gradually returning to business, even as pandemic controls prevent them from being properly staffed.

“As of Friday, 1,011 major grocery outlets in Shanghai have resumed operations,” Liu Min, the deputy director of the city’s commerce commission, said at a Saturday press conference. Liu added that the city has been pushing forward the resumption of operations since April 8.

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