ChinaShanghai will lift restrictions on businesses from next week, while Beijing will lift work-from-home requirements in some areas.
“We will fully support and organize companies in different industries and fields to resume work and production,” Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, said at a press conference on May 28. No details were provided.
Earlier in the day, Duan Xin, a spokesman for the Shanghai government, said, “The epidemic Coronavirus disease The city continues to stabilize and improve,” adding that the city’s strategy is “to move towards normalizing epidemic prevention and control.”
Shanghai plans to ease testing requirements for people who want to enter public places to encourage people to return to work.
People entering public places or using public transport will need to present a PCR test paper and test negative for nCoV within 72 hours, instead of the previous 48 hours.
Beijing allowed libraries, museums, theaters and gyms to reopen from May 29 in areas that have not recorded any community Covid-19 cases for seven consecutive days. Limit the number of people inside.
Two districts, Phong Son and Thuan Nghia, will end work-from-home requirements. Public transport services in these two districts and the largest Chaoyang district in Beijing will basically resume. However, Beijing has not yet allowed the public to dine in restaurants across the city.
Shanghai has recorded more than 100 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, compared with 21 in Beijing.According to statistics page world planChina has recorded 224,015 infections, including 5,226 deaths.
China “No Covid-19” is still being enforced, with lockdown orders and restrictions on movement in many cities, but expected to be lifted once the outbreak is under control.
Nguyen Jin (follow Reuters)