Shanghai disinfects homes of people infected with coronavirus amid China’s zero-COVID strategy.

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Shanghai workers in protective suits are disinfecting the homes of residents infected with COVID-19 as the city aims to eliminate the wave of omicron cases below China“zero-COVID” policy.

According to city officials, residents can notify cleaning crews of items that require protection from disinfectant sprays.

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People wearing face masks cross an intersection in Beijing on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

People wearing face masks cross an intersection in Beijing on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
(Photo AP / Mark Schiefelbein)

Authorities also shut down Shanghai’s entire subway system after the city suspended the last two subway lines on Tuesday.

This comes when the city ordered people in some areas not to leave their homes after some residents were allowed to make limited purchases in recent weeks.

The daily number of new COVID-19 infections in Shanghai dropped to around 3,000 on Monday, a significant drop from a mid-April peak of 26,000. Officials have imposed strict protocols for most of the city as governments in other countries relax restrictions on the coronavirus.

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People wearing face masks walk through an intersection during the evening rush hour in Beijing on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo / Mark Schiefelbein)

People wearing face masks walk through an intersection during the evening rush hour in Beijing on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (AP Photo / Mark Schiefelbein)

The city reported that six more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll from the outbreak of the virus to 553.

Initial Shanghai measures included mass testing and limited lockdown. However, the authorities extended these protocols as the number of cases increased. Thousands of city residents have had to go to centralized quarantine centers after testing positive for the virus or being in close contact with a COVID positive person.

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A health worker wearing a protective suit walks alongside masked residents who wait in line to get their throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site after a COVID-19 case was detected in a residential building on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Beijing. .
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Residents of several districts have been ordered to stay at home in recent days and cannot receive deliveries deemed non-essential under a “quiet period” that is expected to last at least until Wednesday, according to notices issued in these districts. The restrictions could be extensive, depending on the results of the mass tests, the warnings say.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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