US Embassy staff ordered to leave Shanghai due to government

A spokesperson for the US Embassy said on Tuesday that the United States had ordered all essential staff at its consulate in Shanghai to leave the Chinese city amid the Kovit-19 explosion and the harsh sentence of imprisonment imposed by the authorities.

“The Department of State has ordered the evacuation of employees and their families due to the impact of the current eruption of Gov-19 and restrictions on the People’s Republic of China’s response,” the door said. -speak in a press release.

U.S. diplomacy has expressed concern for the safety and well-being of U.S. citizens to authorities in the People’s Republic of China.

The Asian legend still uses the ‘Zero Covit’ policy, which aims to eradicate infections through harsh confinement, lenient testing and travel restrictions.

Shanghai, the country’s economic capital, has used the country’s toughest restrictions since the virus emerged in Wuhan in 2019, complicating food shopping with harsh confinements and sending thousands to isolated centres.

The megacity recorded more than 23,000 new infections on Tuesday and most of its 25 million inhabitants are locked down.

The US Embassy said last week it would allow non-essential staff to leave the city because of the blast and warned its citizens in China of the “arbitrary” anti-government measures being taken in the country.

The State Department now promises that it is “the best thing” for employees and their families to “reduce numbers and rescale operations as we face changing circumstances,” the spokesperson said.