Shanghai Faces 'Relatively High' Risk of Further COVID Community Spread

By Reuters Staff

July 08, 2022

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commercial hub Shanghai faces a "relatively high" risk of further community transmission of COVID-19, Lei Zhenglong, an official at the National Health Commission, said on Friday.

Shanghai reopened most cinemas on Friday, sticking to a plan of gradual resumption of daily activities after lifting a two-month COVID-19 lockdown in June, while also trying, like several other Chinese cities, to contain resurgent infections.

(Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Mark Heinrich)