Shanghai Factories Reopen After Weeks of Lockdown

Factories in Shanghai reopened production after weeks of lockdown amid China’s worst outbreak as the city of 25 million people continues to report tens of thousands of cases a day.

City officials reported the first deaths attributed to the outbreak, including three on Sunday and seven on Monday.

More than 340,000 cases have been reported since Shanghai’s outbreak in March. 

According to news reports, major companies like Tesla and Volkswagen and 664 others confirmed restarting production this week under closed-loop management. 

Reports said Tesla had asked employees to sleep at the factory, with the company providing each with a sleeping bag and mattress, daily meals, and a stipend.

For more than three weeks, businesses and factories across Shanghai have been closed or restricted, impacting production and supply chains.

The lockdowns have caused disruptions to daily life, and failures with the supply of food and other essentials have also sparked widespread frustration and anger.

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