Zero New COVID Cases, Typhoon Hinnamnor Causes Travel Chaos

By Ned Kelly, September 5, 2022

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Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 0 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 0 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Monday, September 5.

It is the first time no cases have been reported in four days, since Thursday, September 1.

Good news.

Typhoon Hinnamnor causes travel chaos...

It may not have wreaked the havoc its 'super typhoon' moniker might have suggested, but Hinnamnor still managed to cause some major travel mafan.

The typhoon finally pulled up alongside Shanghai – 300 kilometers off the coast in the East China Sea – at around 2pm today, with heavy rainstorms forcing more than 700 flights to be cancelled at Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao airports, while many more were delayed.

As well as numerous domestic flight routes, services from Shanghai to Japan, South Korea and North America were severely affected.

And it wasn't just Shanghai's two major airports feeling the typhoon wrath; in neighboring Zhejiang, airports in Ningbo, Wenzhou, Taizhou and Zhoushan all saw a disruption in services.

Shanghai also grounded ferry services, and deployed more than 50,000 police officers to aid with rescues and guide traffic away from danger areas.

China’s National Meteorological Center, which issued a yellow typhoon warning, had yesterday told ships to return to port and take shelter from the storm.

That was the worst of it though – clear blues skies and a sunny 31 degrees the weather report for tomorrow!

Shenzhen lockdowns extended...

The lockdown measures imposed on the Shenzhen districts of Futian, Longgang, Luohu, Yantian, Bao’an and Nanshan districts – originally set to end at midnight yesterday, Sunday, September 4 – have been now been extended for three days from the date of the last reported case. 

Meanwhile, even those subdistricts that have not reported any cases of COVID-19 in the last three days are still prohibiting outside visitors.

KTVs, cinemas, gyms, pool and mahjong halls, internet cafes, bars, escape rooms, massage parlors, and swimming pools all remain closed, while schools and training centers will continue with online classes. 

Seventy-one cases were discovered in Shenzhen yesterday, Sunday, September 4, a decrease of 28 from the previous day. 

Elsewhere in Guangdong...

Guangzhou discovered 7 cases of COVID-19 yesterday, Sunday, September 4, Jiangmen discovered 3, Meizhou and Huizhou 2 each, and there was one in both Dongguan and Jieyang.

In other COVID news...

With sporadic community infections reappearing in the city, authorities are encouraging people to get their COVID-19 booster shot. If you haven't had yours yet, here's how to sign up:

READ MORE: Foreigners in Shanghai Can Now Get Their COVID-19 Booster Shot

A negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours is currently a must in Shanghai should you wish to take part in 'normal life' – click the link below to find out where to get one:

READ MORE: Here's How to Find Your Closest PCR Test Site

Meanwhile, those Shanghai residents who do not do a PCR test within seven days of their last test will see their health code turn yellow:

READ MORE: Health Codes Will Now Turn Yellow If No Test Within 7 Days

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