Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Shanghai, the last two subway lines have stopped.
“From 13:00 on May 10, 2022, and until further notice, the sixth and sixteenth lines of the Shanghai Metro stop working. At the moment, all lines and stations of the Shanghai Metro have stopped working,” the subway said in a message on social networks.
The Shanghai Metro ranks first in the world in length – 831 kilometers, it has 20 lines and 508 stations. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger traffic was more than 10 million people per day.
Shanghai has been on lockdown since March 28 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Authorities expected the two rounds of testing to be completed by April 5 and prevent the spread of the disease. But due to the large number of infected people, the quarantine had to be extended – for how long, it is not specified.
From the very beginning of the pandemic, the Chinese authorities have adhered to a policy of “zero tolerance” for the coronavirus, therefore, even with not very high incidence rates, they are introducing strict measures, locking down entire areas and even cities for quarantine.