Shanghai limits transport due to COVID, cuts tourism

 Friday, November 26, 2021 

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Local COVID-19 cases in eastern parts of China prompted Shanghai city to limit tourism activities. Nearby city to cut public transportation services, as China insists on zero-tolerance against letting clusters spread. Shanghai city detects three domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases with confirmed symptoms for 25th Nov., official data from the National Health Commission (NHC).

The new infections arrived just days after China contained its largest outbreak caused by the Delta variant, suggesting the growing challenge in efforts to eliminate local clusters. The last local symptomatic infection in Shanghai was reported in August.

China’s aim is not to remain at zero infections, but to make sure local clusters can get detected and contained as quickly as possible. Shanghai has suspended travel agencies from organizing tourism that involves trips between the city and other province-level regions.

As of 25th Nov., mainland china reports 98,583 confirmed cases with symptoms, including both local ones, and those arriving from abroad. The total death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

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