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Published: 14:56, May 15, 2022 | Updated: 16:58, May 15, 2022
Businesses in COVID-hit Shanghai to resume in stages
By Xinhua
Published:14:56, May 15, 2022 Updated:16:58, May 15, 2022 By Xinhua

Residents shop at a supermarket in Songjiang district of Shanghai, on May 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

SHANGHAI - China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks of closed-off management to ward off COVID-19, the city's vice-mayor told a media briefing Sunday.

Shanghai has been vigorously promoting the opening of business outlets and the return of personnel to ensure supply of daily necessities, said vice-mayor Chen Tong.

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

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

Shanghai reported 166 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 1,203 local asymptomatic cases on Saturday.  

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