Two Putuo hospitals suspend outpatient, emergency services

November 26, 2021 |

The outpatient and emergency service of Tongji Hospital and Putuo People’s Hospital have been suspended after Shanghai reported three locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

The three cases are friends who had traveled to neighboring Suzhou City from November 19 to 21. They tested positive early on Thursday. All three were fully vaccinated, Wu Jinglei, head of the Shanghai Health Commission, said.

The authorities have tracked down 27 close contacts. The nucleic acid tests on 16 of them came back negative.

Their residential complexes – Xiangmei Garden complex on 1650 Jinxiu Road and Xiangzhangyuan complex on 1080 Haiyang Road in the Pudong New Area, and Xijiao Jinlu complex on 189 Yewen Road in Qingpu District – are now classified as medium-risk areas.

The complexes are under lockdown and authorities said they will make sure that daily essentials are delivered to the residents.

A total of 55,278 people linked to the three cases have tested negative, the local government said on Friday morning.

Another 1,260 environmental samples were collected, among which 29, all from the residence of the first patient, were positive while the rest were negative.

In addition to the two hospitals in Putuo, downtown Ruijin, Zhongshan, Xinhua and No. 9 hospitals and Minhang District Central Hospital are also under lockdown since yesterday for medical screening, according to statements by the hospitals.