0 people outside the quarantine facility in Shanghai, hopes for easing lockdown

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The city’s lockdown, which lasted more than a month, is expected to be partially lifted in Shanghai, China, with no new infections outside the quarantine zone.

Citing statistics from the National Health Commission of China, the Chinese Communist Party’s official People’s Daily Health Times reported that the number of new infections in Shanghai on the 29th was 11,181, the actual number of new infections excluding duplicate counts was 9,196.

The Health Times emphasized, “Actually, all new infections occurred within the quarantine management control zone,” and emphasized that “This means that Shanghai has achieved social immunity zero corona.”

‘Social immunity zero corona’ is a Chinese quarantine term that refers to a state in which there are no new infections outside the quarantine control area.

Earlier, the city of Shanghai announced at a press conference on the 27th that it plans to implement ‘limited number of people, limited area, limited activities’ in areas that have achieved ‘social immunity zero corona’.

He also said that by the 30th, he would conduct a full test in a way that combines antigen test and PCR test, and decide whether or not to open it limitedly depending on the result.

Shanghai, with a population of 25 million, has been under lockdown for the 34th day from the 28th to the 30th of last month as the number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to rise.

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