- Title: Shanghai streets busy once again as city downgrades emergency alert level
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: SHANGHAI, CHINA (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 22-YEAR-OLD SHANGHAI RESIDENT, JIANG CHENGCHENG, SAYING: "I think as long as we protect ourselves well and go to the hospital early when you don't feel good, then it won't be a big problem. We should not try to get close to healthy people if we don't feel good. Also about coming back to China, now checking and quarantine is required for people who come into China, and I think those people should come back to society when their health condition is cleared." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) 32-YEAR-OLD SHANGHAI RESIDENT WANG JIN, SAYING: "I think the Shanghai government and local people have done well here to prevent the coronavirus. That's why I think Shanghai will become a better place." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING
- Keywords: China Shanghai Virus
- Reuters ID: LVA001C69THS7
- Location: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- City: SHANGHAI, CHINA
- Country: China
- Duration: 00:01:36
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: China's economic hub Shanghai appeared to be slowly getting back to normal with once empty shopping street packed with people on Monday (March 23). The city government downgraded the city's emergency alert level on Monday from level 1 to level 2 as the coronavirus spread subsides.
Mainland China on Monday reported a drop in its daily tally of new coronavirus cases, reversing four straight days of increases, as the capital, Beijing, ramped up measures to contain the number of infections arriving from abroad.
Shanghai and Guangzhou have also said all arriving international passengers will be tested to screen for the coronavirus, expanding a program that previously only applied to those coming from heavily-affected countries.
China had 39 new confirmed cases on Sunday (March 22), the National Health Commission said, down from 46 a day earlier. All the new cases involved travellers arriving from abroad, many of them Chinese students returning home.
(Production: Aly Song, Jiang Xihao, Thomas Suen)
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