China imposed a lockdown in Shanghai, China, in April due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The lockdown was so severe that not a single car was sold in Shanghai in April.
If you don’t know, know that Shanghai is the third largest city in the world with a population of over 25 million, and it has been more than 6 weeks since the closure of the city.
Bloomberg reported that two years after the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Shanghai imposed a lockdown following its worst wave of coyotes, during which most of its 25 million residents were confined to their homes or apartments.
Almost all auto showrooms were closed in April and there were no new car sales, the Shanghai Automobile Sales Association said in a statement.
By comparison, Shanghai citizens bought 26,311 cars in April 2021, according to the association representing 300 companies.
In China, car sales fell 36% year-on-year.
Shanghai has been described as China’s financial center, and now that the wave of cowardice has apparently subsided, sanctions will be gradually eased after three consecutive days of no new cases of cowardice at the local level.
But 980,000 people in Shanghai still face the harshest lockdown, unable to leave their homes.
Likewise, people in low-intensity areas do not have the freedom to move freely.
It was also reported that the number of passengers arriving at Shanghai airport in April also fell by 99%.