COVID-19: Some Shanghainese ‘run out of food’ amid strict lockdown

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Workers wear protective bags of vegetables and groceries in a truck to distribute to residents in an apartment complex during the lockdown in Shanghai on April 5.

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

Shanghai residents say they are running out of food amid the biggest outbreak of Covid in the Chinese city yet.

Residents are confined to their homes and They are prevented from leaving, even for essential reasonsLike shopping for groceries.

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

Officials acknowledge the city is facing “difficulties” but say they are trying to resolve them.

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