China: Shanghai schools closed after Covid outbreak *5 UPDATES*
Dozens of neighbourhoods across Shanghai’s 16 administrative districts had been cordoned off, and residents ordered to undergo mandatory tests. Only Chongming island and Jinshan in the southwestern corner of the city of almost 25 million residents have yet to report cases.
Shanghai was ordered into lockdown on Friday (Mar 11) and shut its schools as authorities scrambled to halt a COVID-19 outbreak that has pushed nationwide cases to their highest levels in two years.
UPDATE 1 – 11th March 2022
China has reported 550 Covid cases today.
UPDATE 2 – 12th March 2022
The Chinese mainland reported 1,100 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Friday, including local asymptomatic infections, the first time daily case numbers have exceeded 1,000 since the initial outbreak in Wuhan in Central China’s Hubei Province.
As many as 1,524 new cases were reported across China on Saturday 12th March, the second day in a row where the numbers crossed 1,000. Nearly 1,050 of the cases were asymptomatic.
UPDATE 3 – 13th March 2022
Chinese mainland reports 1938 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1807 domestically transmitted and 131 imported
Chinese health authorities reported nearly 3,400 COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Mar 13), double the previous day, forcing lockdowns on virus hotspots as the country contends with its gravest outbreak in two years.
UPDATE 4 – 14th March 2022
Northeast China’s Jilin Province registered more than 2,000 COVID-19 infections in a day, with 1,412 confirmed cases and 744 silent carriers.
UPDATE 5 -15th March 2022
Chinese mainland reports 3602 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 3507 domestically transmitted and 95 imported
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