The megacity is gradually ending the second longest containment in China since the beginning of the pandemic.
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An additional step towards lifting the containment that exasperates the population and strangles the economy. Shanghai removed the most important ones on Wednesday, June 1st anti-Covid restrictions imposed for two months at its 25 millionth population, after what was the second longest containment in China since the beginning of the pandemic. Several measures have already been relaxed in recent days in favor of a sharp reduction in the number of positive cases. But the population could generally go out, at best, for only a few hours a day, and provided they were in a neighborhood without any cases.
So on Wednesday morning, some Shanghai people went back to work, while some shops reopened. The subway and public transportation were working again. “This is the moment we have been waiting for for a long time”Shanghai City Hall congratulated on social media.
However, authorities warned that the return to normalcy was not immediate. Shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies and beauty salons can only operate at 75% capacity. Gyms and cinemas will remain closed and the reopening of schools will be done on a case-by-case basis.