Covid-19: some Shanghai residents are “running out of food” in a strict blockade

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Workers in protective gear sort bags of vegetables and groceries onto a truck for distribution to residents in a housing estate during the lockdown in Shanghai on April 5.

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The Shanghai government is under pressure to quickly provide food to the population.

Shanghai residents say they are short of food during the largest Covid outbreak ever recorded in the Chinese city.

The inhabitants are confined to their homes and it is forbidden to go out even for essential reasonshow to shop.

Nearly 20,000 new cases were reported in China’s largest city on Thursday, almost a new record.

Officials admit the city is facing “hardship” but say they are trying to fix it.

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