Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and discussed issues of bilateral cooperation including Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and G20.
Case numbers have been growing since last week in Shanghai, where staff shortages are causing delays in delivery services.
Protests triggered by a deadly apartment fire in the far west of the country last week took place on Sunday.
Reeling under a massive Covid-19 outbreak of the BA.2 variant, what is happening in the city of 26 million people which accounts for 3-5 per cent of China’s GDP according to some estimates, is an illustration of the overreach of an absolutist state.
Residents are confined to their homes, banned from leaving for even essential reasons such as grocery shopping. Nearly 20,000 cases were reported on Thursday in China's biggest city, another near-record high.
In affected areas, residents will be required to stay indoors, while non-contact delivery of necessities will be allowed.
Around 17,000 testing personnel from Shanghai and the surrounding provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang had set up 6,300 test sites in these areas, Wu said.
During the seven-day national holiday from January 31, Shanghai held approximately 500 cultural and tourism activities focused on intangible cultural heritages, said the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, reports Xinhua news agency.