Netizens interpreted this as a sign that China's current Covid strategy would continue at least five more years.
"It must be American hackers who did this, right?", some Weibo commenters wrote in light of the miraculously changing Health Codes.
Rather than the Bund or city parks, it's the PCR testing points that are Shanghai's most lively spots after the city's reopening.
People are happy to roam the streets again, but some say the people of Shanghai will not forget what has happened.
Fangcang hospitals are here to stay as long as China sticks to its current zero-Covid path.
Supporters of China's 'lying flat' movement says it is a form of collective emotional catharsis, but state media suggest it goes against the Chinese Dream.
From closed-loop to semi-closed to bubble-style to point-based, Shanghai's Covid vocabulary is becoming confusing.
China's temporary 'Fangcang' shelter hospitals are here to stay.
Billions were spent on the venues to host the Asia Cup, what will happen to them now that China will no longer be the host country?
Wanting to get away from China's sweeping Covid-19 lockdowns, everybody is suddenly from Iceland now.
Has testing negative or positive for Covid become a matter of 'good' versus 'evil'?
A viral WeChat blog criticizes Chinese journalists for 'dumbing down' and exaggerating Shanghai Covid news.
In line with a new 'hard isolation' measure, the entrances of some Shanghai residential buildings were fenced up.
"The best way to make videos go viral is by censoring them."
'Voices of April' is the biggest topic in China's Covid social media era since the death of Dr. Li Wenliang.
Liu Genghong (Will Liu) is leading his best lockdown life.
It's not a "Hollywood science fiction movie" but a Shanghai office building turned into a makeshift hospital.
This Shanghai-based German national has had it with local anti-epidemic measures.
Shanghai residents at Zhangjiang Nashi International are angered about their community turning into a Covid quarantine site.
While Chinese top experts stress that Covid patients can not recover at home, Shanghai's centralized quarantine locations are anything but a home away from home.