Shanghai’s Covid-19 Cases Rise Above 13,000 as City Extends Lockdown
Rather than emerging from a two-stage lockdown on Tuesday as planned, most of Shanghai’s 25 million residents remained homebound as the city’s daily Covid-19 cases continued to rise.
Shanghai reported over 13,000 new local infections Tuesday, more than tripling the number reported nine days ago, when it said it would close down half of the city at a time for four days. The part of the city locked down in the first phase had been scheduled to emerge Friday. The second stage was due to end at 3 a.m. Tuesday.