GLOBALink | Shanghai reopening commercial outlets with resurgence under control-Xinhua

GLOBALink | Shanghai reopening commercial outlets with resurgence under control

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Editor: huaxia

2022-05-17 16:18:28

China's financial hub Shanghai is gradually reopening commercial outlets such as shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies from Monday after weeks of closed management to ward off COVID-19.

The move came after the megacity, with a population of over 24 million, has cut off the community transmission of COVID-19 in all of its 16 districts.

Commercial outlets are among the first to gradually resume in-store operations in an orderly manner and with reduced capacity. Vegetable markets, restaurants, and hair salons will also gradually resume on-site business.

Shanghai's vice mayor Chen Tong told a media briefing Sunday that the number of commercial outlets operating in the metropolis has increased from the lowest point of less than 1,400 to 10,625, with daily delivery orders hitting 5 million.

Another vice mayor, Zong Ming, said on Monday that from June 1 to mid-late June, Shanghai will fully restore the normal order of production and life across the city with routine COVID-19 prevention and control measures, while strictly preventing any resurgence of COVID-19.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service


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