China’s Shanghai reported 1,259 local asymptomatic patients on Tuesday. Media reported citing the municipal government health commission. They also reported that there are 228 confirmed coronavirus infections locally.
Yesterday, the Shanghai subway’s last two lines were cut off, effectively bringing an end to the city’s entire subway system until further notice.
“Starting at 1:05 a.m. [05:00 GMT]The sixth and sixteenth lines of the subway will cease operations on May 10, 2022, and until further notice. According to Sputnik news agency, the subway administration stated that all lines and stations in the Shanghai subway are currently closed.
The Shanghai subway had the highest average daily passenger traffic, accounting for 10,000,000 people, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 infection, authorities in Shanghai have placed a lockdown in place since March. Although the original plan called for mass testing throughout the city, the lockdown was supposed to be lifted in April due to increasing numbers of cases.
Despite the fact that COVID-19 cases are on the rise, Chinese authorities insist on a “zero tolerance” policy. They impose strict lockdowns when there is a threat of a new disease outbreak.
The global supply chain has taken a major hit due to the rise in COVID-19 infection rates in China and enforcement of the Zero Covid policy by Xi Jinping. Shanghai, China’s largest export centre, is now the most affected.