Highlights

  • City health authorities reported six locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Shanghai on Monday
  • The Ikea store in Shanghai's Xuhui district was temporarily closed on Sunday and Monday

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Watch: Shoppers rush for exits as Shanghai Ikea goes into lockdown

Multiple videos on social media showed customers yelling and pushing each other in an attempt to escape the building before the doors closed.

A sudden lockdown at an Ikea store in Shanghai over the weekend unleashed a chaotic scene after city health authorities ordered the store to lock down after a close contact of a Covid-19 case was traced to the location.

Videos on social media showed customers yelling and pushing each other in an attempt to escape the building before the doors closed.

In a statement released, the Shanghai Health Commission said a 6-year-old boy tested positive for the coronavirus and was in close contact with multiple people who went to Ikea in the city’s Xuhui district

Shanghai: China's largest city savours easing up of Covid-19 curbs

On Monday, the city of 25 million recorded six positive coronavirus cases, five of which were asymptomatic. More than 400 close contacts to the 6-year-old boy were identified; 80,000 people loosely connected to the child were ordered to take PCR tests.

Shanghai, China's financial capital has followed a 'zero-covid' policy which has led to rapid and prolonged lockdowns.

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