China has reported a total of 360 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, of which 261 were reported in Shanghai alone, according to the National Health Commission report on Thursday, while residents in Shanghai fall ill after consuming some of the food provided by the local government.
Shanghai reported most of the new cases. The city has reported a total of 261 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. Separately, a total of 4,390 local asymptomatic cases have been reported, the municipal health commission said.
Meanwhile, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread to more and more cities in China, questions arise over the country’s much-publicized “zero-covid” strategy, which the government attributes to the exit from the country of the pandemic.
The ongoing severe lockdown restrictions in Shanghai China to contain the spread of COVID-19 has greatly affected people’s daily lives due to food shortage.
Additionally, in a major escalation of COVID-19 restrictions amid rising cases of Omicron variants, Beijing has banned all restaurants, closed Universal Studios and ordered residents to provide proof of a Covid test. negative for entering public places.
Reports said Shanghai residents also fell ill after consuming part of the food supply due to the distribution of expired food by authorities amid the city’s COVID-19 lockdown.
The city’s mishandling of the country’s worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years has sparked public distrust of authorities and anger at the government.