The city of Shanghai is doubling down on pandemic restrictions after a brief period of loosening up, frustrating residents who were hoping a more than monthlong lockdown was finally easing as the number of new cases falls in China’s financial center.
A crossing guard wearing a face mask stands at an intersection in Beijing. Shanghai reaffirmed China’s strict “zero-COVID” approach to pandemic control Wednesday, a day after the head of the World Health Organization said that was not sustainable and urged China to change strategies.
A worker wearing a protective suit and carrying a tank of disinfectant walks along a street in Beijing.
Residents line up for mass COVID testing in Beijing.
Workers in protective overalls conduct mass COVID testing for residents in Beijing.
A delivery man checks his phone, as another moves past a shuttered news stand on a quiet street in Beijing.
A worker in a protective suit sprays disinfectant at a COVID-19 testing site as a woman leaves after being tested in the Chaoyang district in Beijing.
Residents line up for COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district in Beijing.
A woman wearing a face mask rides across a quiet intersection in the central business district as most nonessential workers in the district have been ordered to work from home in the Chaoyang district in Beijing.
A woman holds her mask as she gets swabbed during public COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district in Beijing.
A chef and lines up for public COVID-19 testing in the Chaoyang district in Beijing.