Shanghai’s public transportation services were partially restored on Sunday, after being suspended for more than a month since early April.
Four metro lines — Lines 3, 6, 10, and 16 — and 273 bus routes that serve the city’s airports, railway stations, major hospitals, and commercial districts have reopened.
Many passengers boarded Line 10, which stops at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway, but local media reported that the subway carriages were not overcrowded.
At around 6 a.m. on Sunday, eight bus routes connecting Shanghai Pudong International Airport and areas west of the Huangpu River, as well as 19 bus routes whose terminals are the city’s railway stations, resumed service.
Zhao Dandan, deputy director of the Shanghai Health Commission, said that beginning on June 1, if a residential community or a village reports no new COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks, it will be classified as a low-risk zone.
On Saturday, Shanghai reported 52 local COVID-19 confirmed cases and 570 asymptomatic infections. According to the Shanghai Health Commission, all of the infections were discovered inside quarantine and locked-down populations.
The number of people living in locked down zones in the city of 25 million people has dropped to 510,000 as of Saturday.