From now to August 30, the city will define “green zones” and “red zones” so as to apply suitable pandemic control measures, which must be implemented carefully.

The focal task of the city is to minimise fatalities while ensuring the supply of necessities for residents and maintaining economic production in a safely manner, he said.

Since August 5, the city has detected more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases each day, mostly in locked-downed areas. The number of recoveries is nearly 63,000, while more than 32,000 patients are undertaking treatment, including 1,500 in critical conditions, and 16 receiving ECMO support.

After August 15, daily count of new patients may continue to stay above 3,000./.