China’s Shanghai reported zero COVID-19 cases outside its quarantined areas for April 29, the first time since the recent outbreak in the eastern financial hub, according to local health authorities.
The city recorded 8 932 new local asymptomatic coronavirus cases on April 29, versus 9 545 a day earlier, the local government said in a statement on Saturday.
Confirmed symptomatic cases in Shanghai stood at 1 249, down from 5 487 the previous day, it said, adding that all the asymptomatic and confirmed cases were found in quarantined areas.
The city also reported 47 new COVID-19 deaths on April 29,down from 52 a day earlier, according to the statement. China has been sticking to a “dynamic zero-COVID approach”,prescribing central quarantine for anyone testing positive.
Shanghai, battling China’s biggest COVID-19 outbreak, put the entire city into lockdown at the beginning of the month, and only recently allowed residents in lower-risk areas to leave their homes.