Panic scenes in a store Shanghai this weekend. After reporting a close contact with a positive by Covid-19the health authorities ordered the closure of an Ikea store to quarantine all those present there.
In order not to end up confined, the buyers, warned that the store was going to close, ended up fleeing the establishment before the doors were blocked. This is shown by images of people running and screaming that have been spread on social networks.
Since the start of the pandemic, China has launched a zero Covid health policy with strong restrictive measures.
After learning that there was a positive in the store, the authorities announced “temporary control measures.” This was a close contact of an asymptomatic six-year-old boy. It was not specified how long the contact was in the store.
The 25 millions of inhabitants of this eastern Chinese metropolis know very well the government’s health policy. In spring, in fact, the harsh measures led citizens to confront the police.
On Monday, 2,312 new infections were registered in China: it is the first time in more than three months that 2,000 cases have been exceeded for three consecutive days in China. The widening of the outbreak is showing that no place is safe, including tourist areas where residents hoped to relax or regions that have recently emerged from the worst outbreaks.
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