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US Department of State orders non-emergency employees to leave Shanghai

State Department issues travel advisory for Shanghai. Ordered departure for non-emergency government employees.

Where: Shanghai, China

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Due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in Shanghai, the US Department of State has ordered non-emergency government personnel and their families to leave the Consulate General.
The Department has ordered the departures amid concerns about the safety and welfare of US citizens over the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
The statement by the US Embassy in China on April 12th states, “Our change in posture reflects our assessment that it is best for our employees and their families to be reduced in number and our operations to be scaled down as we deal with the changing circumstances on the ground.”
The US Department of State China Travel Advisory states, “Do not travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Jilin province, and Shanghai municipality due to COVID-19-related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated.”
While most other countries worldwide are emerging from pandemic restrictions, Shanghai is undergoing a strict new lockdown.

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