Shanghai to reopen businesses amid COVID-19

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Shanghai to reopen businesses amid COVID-19

On May 10, 2022, residents shop at a supermarket in the Songjiang district of Shanghai. After weeks of closed-off management to ward off COVID 19, the city vice-mayor said that the financial hub of Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses, such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons.

The opening of business outlets and the return of personnel to ensure the supply of daily necessities is a priority for Shanghai, said vice-mayor Chen Tong.

Commercial outlets, such as shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies, will resume in-store operations in an orderly manner while vegetable markets and hair salons will resume on-site business with limited capacity, Chen said.

The number of commercial outlets in the metropolis has gone from the lowest point of less than 1,400 to 10,625, with daily delivery orders hitting 5 million, Chen said.