As of Monday, Shanghai will be placed under a full two-stage lockdown. This was announced by the municipal government on Sunday evening. The districts east of the Huangpu River are to be sealed off between March 28 and April 1. The western districts will follow from April 1 to April 5. The lockdown is primarily intended to test the population under controlled conditions, the office responsible for Coronavirus prevention work announced. Among other things, the measures are aimed at “containing the spread of COVID-19” and “achieving zero covid as quickly as possible.”
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