Two weeks of strict COVID lockdown of the Shanghai population has had an unexpected consequence, food shortages. Many residents of this Chinese city of 26 million people complain that their food orders are not reaching their homes, so they are literally running out of food.
The Shanghai authorities have taken action on the matter to try to alleviate the situation. They say that they will work together with online delivery platforms to guarantee a daily supply for residents and that, for this, delivery workers will be increased by three thousand.
Shanghai residents say they are running out of food after confinement
Shanghai residents have had to resort to group food shopping because they are not allowed to leave the buildings. On social networks like Weibo, many complain that orders never reach them or that shopping apps are overwhelmed. Others say that they have practically no food left.
On Saturday, almost 25,000 new cases of the virus were registered in the town, but just over a thousand people had symptoms.
Shanghai opened its largest temporary hospital for asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on Friday, offering accommodation to 50,000 patients.
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