China’s Guangzhou Go into Partial Lockdown, Shanghai Cases Hit Record High

China continues to battle the coronavirus resurgence that breaks its zero-covid policy and forces the government to shut down cities or part of the city to control the widespread Covid-19 omicron variant.

In the latest development of the lockdown measure on Monday, the southern city of Guangzhou had closed in-person classes at elementary and middle schools, turning to online courses instead. 

Meanwhile, the lockdown measure in Shanghai still remained as the number of infections in the city has yet to decline, but rose to a record high on Sunday with more than a thousand confirmed cases and almost 24,000 asymptomatic cases. The city started its partial lockdown in late March.


On April 10, 2022, China reported 25,071 new Covid cases with a 7-day average of 21,900 cases. However, deaths from Covid-19 remained at zero since mid March. 

Nio, an electric vehicle company, announced on Saturday that it had suspended production and delayed delivery of its cars.


Earlier this morning, China’s producer inflation for March came in higher than expected with a surge of 8.3% compared to the same period of last year, according to the official data released Monday. The figure topped economist expectations for a 7.9% increase in a Reuters poll.