Empty streets in locked down Shanghai as cases rise

STORY: Shanghai, at the center of China's recent outbreak, on Saturday reported a record 3,590 symptomatic cases for April 15, as well as 19,923 asymptomatic cases. The asymptomatic case number was up slightly from 19,872 cases a day earlier.

The city's COVID case tally makes up the vast majority of cases nationwide even as most of its 25 million residents remain under lockdown.

Residents have vented frustration on social media over the difficulties in getting food and the rule that anyone testing positive, symptomatic or not, has to go into quarantine at state-run facilities, which many people have complained are in poor condition.

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