Shanghai city to lift lockdown restrictions on June 1

Source: Reuters; The Business Times; Logfret Shanghai
Date: 1st June 2022

Shanghai authorities will lift the city’s two-month-long lockdown from midnight on Wednesday, allowing private cars including taxis back onto the roads and people to freely move in and out of low-risk housing compounds.

Bus and rail transport will also resume basic operations from June 1, including a ferry that connects districts separated by the city’s Huangpu river, the Shanghai city government said in an official statement.

“The epidemic situation in our city has been effectively controlled and the situation continues to improve,” it said in its statement. People will still be required to wear masks, discouraged from gathering and encouraged to get vaccinated, it added.

Shanghai imposed a city-wide lockdown on its 25 million residents on April 1 to combat the spread of COVID-19, exacting harsh measures that caused widespread public anger over issues such as crowded quarantine centres, difficulties in accessing food and loss of income.

It had in recent weeks relaxed some curbs, but most of the public transport network remained shut and people could only drive if they had obtained prior approval.

According to Logfret Shanghai, despite the Shanghai government lifting lockdown restrictions on 1st June, there will be still some exceptions going on. Currently, Logfret Shanghai will have 2 to 3 staff reporting to work due to the restriction in their respective neighborhoods. It is anticipated by 6th June, most restrictions might be lifted and more staff can be back in the office.

Colleagues in Logfret Shanghai will still be working from home till further advice. For questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Logfret Asia Team – Loreal Lim and the team in Shanghai.

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