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China: 3 Perspectives on Life After Lockdown in Shanghai

Normality appears to be returning to China’s eastern metropolis. The roads are gridlocked. Metro stations are crowded once again with commuters. Over the past week, only 13 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed citywide — all of them imported, according to an article from World Economic Forum.


But for many Shanghainese, the crisis feels far from over. The pandemic continues to shape their lives in different ways.


To document the reality of life in a city struggling to emerge from lockdown, Sixth Tone asked three local residents to share their experiences over one 24-hour period. This is their story.


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