Shanghai rail services gradually resume amid restrictions

18 May 2022
2022-05-18 10:20

Shanghai slowly started to ease a citywide lockdown that has trapped most of its population for more than six weeks on Tuesday.

The city's Hongqiao Railway Station saw 12 outbound trains to cities including Kunming, Nanchang and Xiamen on Monday. A certificate issued by the passenger's final destination, an exit permit to leave one's community as well as negative test results are needed. Public transport including buses and subway would gradually resume starting from Sunday, and flights and trains would increase step by step.Authorities said Shanghai would reopen in June, but gave no details or a clear timeline.China reported 1,100 local infections on Tuesday, with more than 74% of them in Shanghai.

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