fredag 1. april 2022

China: Panic buying in divided Shanghai under lockdown

Shanghai's Covid lockdown has left thousands scrambling to stock up on supplies, while others quarantine in their offices to keep business running. After weeks of isolated compound lockdowns, the city of 25 million has been split into two. Earlier this week those living in Shanghai's eastern half were told to stay home, with the western half due to enter a lockdown on Friday. The move comes as the city battles a surge in Omicron Covid cases. The city has reported more than 20,000 Covid-19 infections including asymptomatic cases since 1 March, registering more cases in four weeks than in the previous two years of the pandemic.