Entertainment sites suspended due to two community cases

Entertainment sites suspended due to two community cases

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Citizens queue to get a PCR test at a street kiosk in Minhang district.

Shanghai has suspended song-and-dance events in seven districts in a bid to stem the spread of the recent resurgence of COVID-19, after two community cases were reported on Tuesday.

Karaoke parlors and dance halls have been ordered to suspend operations in Putuo, Hongkou, Yangpu, Baoshan, Jiding, Songjiang and Qingpu, which have high-risk COVID-19 areas, the city’s culture and tourism administration said on Tuesday.

Any violation and reopening will be punished severely and swiftly, the administration warned on Shanghaifabu, the city’s official WeChat account.

The agency has launched a pandemic-related overhaul of local cultural and tourism facilities, mainly related to scanning event codes among visitors, checking staff self-protection and health regulations, and environmental disinfection and emergency response.

A KTV’s business license in Yangpu District was revoked, and owners received severe penalties on their credit accounts and fines for spreading the coronavirus during unauthorized reopening.

Entertainment sites suspended due to two community cases

Shen Xinyi / SHINE

Shanghai on Tuesday reported two community cases in Putuo and Yangpu districts.

The Guojinhui KTV at 1546 Dalian Road did not require its customers to wear masks and scan event codes, leading to the spread of infection, the county government said. A positive case was found there on Friday.

Two sub-districts in Yangpu — Xinjiangwancheng and Wujiaochang — have ordered mass PCR screening for three consecutive days through Thursday.

Shanghai on Tuesday reported two community COVID-19 cases, which had visited several food and entertainment venues in three districts.

The 49-year-old man, listed as a confirmed case in mild condition, lives at 458 Xuesong Road in Taopu City, Putuo District.

The other asymptomatic case, a 32-year-old woman, lives at 169 Fuxin Road, Siping Road Subdistrict, Yangpu District.

Both tested abnormal in recent regular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screenings and have been quarantined at a designated hospital to receive medical observation or treatment, the Shanghai Health Commission said.

Aside from his lodging, the man had been to a food court at 497 Sanmen Road in Baoshan District.

Entertainment sites suspended due to two community cases

Shen Xinyi / SHINE

Shanghai on Tuesday designated three high-risk areas.

The woman had been to several places and restaurants in Yangpu, Baoshan and Pudong, including the complex where the punished Guojinhui KTV is stationed, in addition to her accommodation.

A total of 2,350 close contacts of the new community cases had been traced and placed under central quarantine by 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Among them, 2,079 tested negative.

A total of 257,995 relatives were screened and all tested negative. Two items in the cases’ shelters were positive among the 537 items and environmental samples.

Three locations, including the buildings they live in and places where they have been, have been classified as high-risk areas and locked down.

Shanghai reported four locally transmitted confirmed cases and 44 local asymptomatic infections for Monday. All have tested positive during central quarantine.

Entertainment sites suspended due to two community cases

Shen Xinyi / SHINE

Currently high risk areas in Shanghai.

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