Shanghai Lets Covid-Infected Kids Stay With Parents

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After a public uproar, China’s financial hub Shanghai will allow children who have Covid-19 to stay with their parents as the city sees another jump in cases.

“As for the treatment of infected children, we should not only obey the relevant law and pandemic control measures, but also take it into consideration that children are actually in need of special care, so we keep improving our service and safety measures,” said an inspector at the city’s top health commission.

People across Shanghai have been struggling with food shortages and a lack of medical care in the 10 days since a lockdown started in the eastern half of the city that was later expanded to include the more populous western half. The outbreak has virtually paralyzed one of China’s most populous and recognizable cities, with businesses shuttered and factories of companies like Tesla Inc. halting production because of the curbs.

China’s outbreak is surpassing a level not seen since February 2020, when a one-day correction in the way it tracked cases pushed daily infections past 15,000, largely in Wuhan. The ballooning number in Shanghai, despite the lockdown, underscores the challenge the nation faces in returning to President Xi Jinping’s Covid Zero goal.

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