Shanghai Covid-19 Update: May 18, 2022

Posted by Expeditors on May 18, 2022 8:43:55 AM

As of 10:00am May 18th, Shanghai reported 57,356 positive cases (96 new cases) and 586,484 asymptomatic cases (759 new cases) since March 1st, 2022.  

For full details regarding how Ocean, Air, Ground, and Customs are affected by Shanghai's COVID outbreak, see Expeditors' updates here.

Amidst the current social clearance situation, if any sporadic cases are reported, “fast, accurate, and managed” emergency response measures will be implemented.

Shanghai will continue to carry out “nucleic acid + antigen” combination testing to adjust the “3 Risk Areas” according to the screening results. The final release date is subject to further notice.

Starting from 12:00am on April 2nd, people leaving Shanghai need to show a negative antigen test result within 24 hours and a negative nucleic acid test within 48 hours.

Shanghai officials announced the next steps of the prevention and control measures, which are divided into “three stages”:

1st Stage: From now to May 21st, orderly opening of “precautionary areas” to keep a lower level of social activity.
2nd Stage: May 22nd to May 31st, continue to narrow the scope of “Controlled areas” & “Locked-down areas”. Implement normalized prevention and control measures and classification management.
3rd Stage: Jun 1st to mid/late Jun, fully resume normal production and life with normalized prevention and control management.


Check here for the latest information regarding the current outbreak of new coronavirus in Shanghai.


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Topics: China, COVID-19