COVID News: 3 Cases, 2 High-Risk Areas, Trains to Beijing Running

By Ned Kelly, July 4, 2022

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Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 2 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases this morning, Monday, July 4. A further 1 local asymptomatic case was also reported.

Of the 2 new local cases reported today, 0 tested positive during central quarantine, while 2 tested positive during regular screening. The new local asymptomatic case also tested positive during regular screening.

The 2 local cases outside of central quarantine were in the following area:

  • 2 in Pudong New Area

  • 0 in Baoshan District

  • 0 in Changning District

  • 0 in Chongming District

  • 0 in Fengxian District

  • 0 in Hongkou District

  • 0 in Huangpu District

  • 0 in Jiading District

  • 0 in Jing'an District

  • 0 in Jinshan District

  • 0 in Minhang District

  • 0 in Putuo District

  • 0 in Qingpu District

  • 0 in Songjiang District

  • 0 in Xuhui District

  • 0 in Yangpu District

The 1 local asymptomatic case outside of central quarantine were in the following areas:

  • 1 in Putuo District

  • 0 in Baoshan District

  • 0 in Changning District

  • 0 in Chongming District

  • 0 in Fengxian District

  • 0 in Hongkou District

  • 0 in Huangpu District

  • 0 in Jiading District

  • 0 in Jing'an District

  • 0 in Jinshan District

  • 0 in Minhang District

  • 0 in Pudong New Area

  • 0 in Qingpu District

  • 0 in Songjiang District

  • 0 in Xuhui District

  • 0 in Yangpu District

No deaths were reported in Shanghai today. The death toll in the current outbreak is 588, with all reported to have had underlying diseases.

Shanghai has two high-risk areas...

Shanghai has designated an area in Putou and a area in Pudong as high-risk, following China's newly-updated COVID-19 control protocol, which defines the living and working places of positive cases as high-risk. Places they had been to are designated as medium-risk

Shanghai currently has two high-risk area and four medium-risk areas in Putuo, Pudong, Baoshan, Huangpu, Jing'an and Fengxian districts.

The Metro is fully operational...

All of the city's Metro lines resumed normal operations and services from this morning. Time for the Metro Challenge, perhaps?

READ MORE: Meet the Man Who Rode Every Shanghai Metro Line in One Go

Shanghai-Beijing high-speed train services are cranking up... 

High-speed train services between Shanghai and Beijing gradually resumed from Saturday. A total of 27 high-speed trains are currently running between the two cities.

Passengers need to prepare negative PCR test report from within 48 hours and a green code of Jiankangbao, the Beijing health code app. A PCR test is also needed to enter Shanghai railway stations.

Cinemas to reopen from July 8...

The city will reopen cinemas on July 8, the Shanghai Film Bureau has announced. There will be no food and drink sold or allowed in cinemas for now, and cinema goers will need to provide a negative nucleic acid test from within 72 hours, have their temperatures taken and wear a mask.

You know – all the usual shenanigans.

Cultural venues have already begun reopening...

Local tourist attractions, museums, galleries, theaters, public libraries and cultural venues have all begun to gradually reopen. For now they well be operating with staggered times and controlled visitor numbers (as well the aforementioned usual shenanigans, of course). Theaters, for example, will be operating with a 50% audience limitation.

In other COVID news...

That restrictive star symbol will no longer appear on the Travel Code app:

READ MORE: No More Dreaded Star On China’s Travel Code App

China has further eased restrictions for overseas arrivals into the country, with 7-day centralized quarantine plus 3-day ‘health monitoring’ at home (the ‘7+3’ policy) the norm:

READ MORE: Only 7 Days Centralized Quarantine for ALL Overseas Arrivals

Restaurants in Shanghai have now reopened:

READ MORE: Restaurants to Open Dine-in from Wednesday

And so has Shanghai Disneyland:

READ MORE: Shanghai Disneyland Reopens, H&M Flagship Closes

It is all part of Shanghai getting back to 'normal life' – click the link below to find out what that constitutes:

READ MORE: Shanghai Back to 'Normal' at Midnight – So What Does That Mean?

A negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours is currently a must in Shanghai should you wish to take part in the aforementioned '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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