The Shanghai municipal government has released a second whitelist, allowing another 342 local companies to restart production after the city has been locked down for more than a month to prevent an omicron outbreak. Huawei, YTO Express, and Matsushita are among the newly-added companies, with most of the names based in the city’s Pudong district and focused on auto and semiconductor production. The new batch of approved firms brings the total number of companies now allowed to restart operations to 1,098 after the first whitelist of 666 companies was approved on April 11. Companies on these lists are given special passes allowing them to undertake transportation of goods in addition to resuming production but must observe an array of measures aimed at Covid-19 prevention. [Caixin, in Chinese]