The Shanghai Health Commission reported a total of 0 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 0 local asymptomatic cases this morning, Wednesday, August 10.
This marks the sixth day in a row and the ninth time in 10 days that zero cases have been reported.
Resumption of UK flights…
Direct flights between the UK and China are set to resume following negotiations between the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and China’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAC).
Shanghai to London Heathrow flights will begin on August 13, Beijing to London Heathrow flights will begin two days earlier on August 11.
The flights are to be operated by Chinese airlines, with various other routes “being considered” according to the China-Britain Business Council.
Direct flights between the UK and China were suspended during the first outbreak of COVID-19 in China and suspended again in December 2020 following the detection of the B117 variant of COVID-19 in the UK.
READ MORE: Direct flights between the UK and China are set to resume
Popeyes are closing all but 2 restaurants…
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen has closed all but two of its restaurants in mainland China.
Four stores in Shanghai, as well as two in Hanghzou, Zhejiang Province, and one in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province have all ceased operations.
“We were not told whether the shops would be permanently closed or open later,” said a customer service representative global times, “We have not received any specific communication nor the reason for the closure.”
The two remaining Popeyes restaurants are both located in Shanghai; the flagship store on Huaihai Lu and a second on Shinmay Union Square in Pudong. Whether they will remain in operation in the future is unclear.
READ MORE: Popeyes is closing all but 2 restaurants in China
In other COVID news…
As sporadic community infections resurface in the city, authorities are encouraging people to get their COVID-19 booster shots. If you don’t have one yet, you can register here:
READ MORE: Foreigners in Shanghai can now get their COVID-19 booster shot
A negative PCR test result obtained within the last 72 hours is currently a must in Shanghai if you want to participate in ‘normal life’ – click on the link below to find out where to get one:
READ MORE: How to Find Your Nearest PCR Test Site
Meanwhile, the health code of Shanghai residents who do not take a PCR test within seven days of their last test will turn yellow:
CONTINUE READING: Health codes will now turn yellow if no test is taken within 7 days
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