Sumary of Shanghai schools ordered to hold classes online to stem Covid infections:
- Cases have been increasing since China abandoned some of the world toughest restrictions last week, and there are fears that Covid could spread rapidly in the country population of 1. 4 billion during next month lunar new year vacation.
- China stopped reporting asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, citing a lack of testing by people with no symptoms that was making it strenuous to accurately tally the total count.
- Shanghai education bureau has told schools to hold classes online from Monday as rising numbers of Covid infections knock cities across China.
- Excluding imported infections, China reported 2,229 new local symptomatic cases, up from 2,091 on Thursday.