Shanghai’s health commissioner has been hospitalized with a headache, as the pressure of keeping a city of 25 million people locked down amid a COVID-19 outbreak mounts.
Wu Jinglei, head of Shanghai’s health commission, is recovering from migraine at the Zhongshan Hospital in the Xuhui district in Puxi, according to two local government officials who know about his health condition, speaking on condition of anonymity.
He does not have COVID-19, they said.
Shanghai Prepares to Ease COVID Lockdown as Factories Reopen
Shanghai is preparing to ease its lockdown over the city’s 25 million people with authorities hoping Covid transmissions will mostly be limited to quarantine facilities.
Factories are returning to production in closed-loop systems, with Tesla staff reportedly told to sleep on site.
Amid China’s worst outbreak since Wuhan at the start of the pandemic, Shanghai continues to report tens of thousands of cases a day, with the majority among people in quarantine or isolation. On Monday, Reuters reported officials had set a target of reaching “zero-Covid at the community level” by Wednesday. Read More (Guardian)