On Sunday, Shanghai reported a record of close to 25,000 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in the current wave past 1,70,000.
Anger is growing among the residents of Shanghai as they face continuing shortages of food and medicine, with China’s financial centre on Sunday reporting a record rise in COVID-19 cases.
Most of Shanghai’s 26 million residents remained confined to their apartments for the past two weeks in a harsh lockdown aimed to curb the spread.
On Sunday, Shanghai reported a record of close to 25,000 cases, bringing the total in the current wave past 1,70,000.
Health authorities said most cases were mild, prompting many residents to question why they were being confined to their homes. The outbreak has paralysed the city’s supply chain and logistics with many now only relying on handouts of vegetables from the government to feed their families.