Volunteers guide residents arriving for Covid-19 tests in Shanghai’s Putuo district. The second phase of the city’s lockdown in areas to the west of the Huangpu River came into force on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
Volunteers guide residents arriving for Covid-19 tests in Shanghai’s Putuo district. The second phase of the city’s lockdown in areas to the west of the Huangpu River came into force on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

Heightened Covid-19 prevention measures exhaust Shanghai’s medical resources, leaving high-risk patients without treatment

  • Shanghai’s virus control measures have soaked up the city’s medical resources, with hundreds of doctors and nurses deployed to temporary hospitals to treat Covid-19 patients
  • With just half of the city’s public hospitals open on Friday, only emergency treatment could be offered to patients

Volunteers guide residents arriving for Covid-19 tests in Shanghai’s Putuo district. The second phase of the city’s lockdown in areas to the west of the Huangpu River came into force on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
Volunteers guide residents arriving for Covid-19 tests in Shanghai’s Putuo district. The second phase of the city’s lockdown in areas to the west of the Huangpu River came into force on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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