FILE PHOTO: Workers in protective suits set up barriers outside a building, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Galbraith/
Shanghai imposed a citywide lockdown on its 26 million residents on April 1, 2022 to combat the spread of COVID-19. It caused widespread public anger over issues such as crowded quarantine facilities, difficulties in accessing food and loss of income.
CNA’s Low Minmin was in Shanghai reporting on the lockdown as residents lived through those two months of frustration, anger and despair. Many did not think such chaos could happen in Shanghai, China’s most advanced and wealthiest city. In this week’s CNA Correspondent, Minmin documents the lockdown that left the metropolis scarred.