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Shanghai faces an unexpected covid test for most residents

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Shanghai authorities said Thursday that seven of the city’s 16 districts will have PCR tests for all residents over the weekend because research in some areas of the community has led them to say they want to prevent a new outbreak.

A person’s swab has been collected at a nucleic acid test site in Luizhou’s financial district after a lockdown was lifted for an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)
A person’s swab was collected at a nucleic acid test site in Luizhai Financial District after a lockdown was launched to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Shanghai.

Shanghai, China’s commercial hub, is suddenly facing a major COVID-19 test for most residents this weekend – just 10 days after the citywide lockdown – on how it will affect residents’ businesses. Unstable and unstable.

Shanghai authorities said Thursday that seven of the city’s 16 districts will have PCR tests for all residents over the weekend because research in some areas of the community has led them to say they want to prevent a new outbreak.

Six more districts later announced similar schemes. Several districts have said residents will not be allowed out of their homes during the exams.

A statement from the Changing District said, “Sapphire communities will run ‘closed management’, not just entry and exit, which will be removed once sampling is complete.”

“We hope that residents … will participate in a systematic PCR test.”

The announcements were greeted with surprise and concern, with some Weibo platforms such as Twitter asking how the test would affect weekend plans, such as going home or seeing a doctor. Many have expressed fears that the lockdown could happen again.

Residents must have proof that they have observed a quid in the last 72 hours to access luggage and offices or even use subways and buses. Many are frustrated by the long lines of more than 15,000 booths scattered around the city.

Due to positive issues and their close contact, some parts of the city were under a lockdown or returned after June 1st. When the city reopened on June 1, a popular beauty salon in the city center saw three recent transitions, causing many to close.

Although China’s infection rate is below global standards, President Xi Jinping has doubled the zero-cove policy, which officials say is needed to protect the elderly and the country’s medical system, even as other countries become infected with the coronavirus. Trying to avoid

A two-month lockdown in Shanghai has sparked widespread frustration, anger, and even rare protests among residents as they have lost their income lost their freedom, lost friends and relatives, and even died.

It has also crippled the Chinese economy, disrupted supply chains, and slowed international trade.

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