Shanghai’s skyscrapers – Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, and Jinmao Tower – will temporarily close again starting Monday
after reopening for 19 days.
Earlier, the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai History Museum were reopened on March 12.
In addition, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, Madame Tussauds Shanghai, and other indoor sightseeing and entertainment attractions have also
been suspended. . . .
Entertainment venues such as KTV and internet cafes have also been suspended in many places of China outside Shanghai, Chinanews
reported.From March 18-22, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new
cases of the virus through domestic transmission — that is, infection
passed on from one person to another. The achievement was seen as a
turning point in efforts to contain the virus, which has infected more
than 80,000 people in China. Wuhan was particularly hard-hit, with more
than half of all confirmed cases in the country.
But some Wuhan residents who had tested positive earlier and then recovered from the disease are testing positive for the virus a second
time. Based on data from several quarantine facilities in the city,
which house patients for further observation after their discharge from
hospitals, about 5%-10% of patients pronounced “recovered” have tested
Some of those who retested positive appear to be asymptomatic carriers — those who carry the virus and are possibly infectious but do
not exhibit any of the illness’s associated symptoms — suggesting that
the outbreak in Wuhan is not close to being over.
NPR has spoken by phone or exchanged text messages with four individuals in Wuhan who are part of this group of individuals testing
positive a second time in March.What if the only effective way to slow
the spread of the virus is to take measures that are absolutely
catastrophic for a country’s economy? And what if China endured the
lockdown conditions for as long as the country’s economy could bear —
just short of the extreme conditions that could prompt a revolt against
the current regime — and then reopened the factories, hoping that a
second wave of the coronavirus wouldn’t be too harmful?