The city of Shanghai in East China is moving online in a bid to further assist its trade, commerce and manufacturing sectors to get things back to business.
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Shanghai Customs has taken 12 steps to ensure the safety and stability of industrial and supply chains to assist the city in resuming business and production operations as the COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai is brought under control.
China has released a guideline to accelerate the establishment of a unified domestic market amid efforts to build a high-standard market system and promote high-quality development.
The resumption will stick to the principles of "reopening in order, limited shopper flow, effective control, and classified management" while implementing epidemic prevention and control measures strictly.
Pudong customs handled 22,000 declarations for imports and exports during the district's COVID-19 lockdown from March 28 to May 8, Xinhua News reported.
Nanhui 8424 watermelon, a popular summer fruit variety for many Shanghainese, hit the market just as the mega-city reported a decline in daily numbers of new infections.
Shanghai will establish a production base for COVID-19 antigen test kits with a daily capacity of 5 to 10 million to better accommodate the testing needs of the 25 million permanent residents in the city.