Shanghai residents emerge from their homes as dissent over Covid lockdown erupts | World | News


Footage from a video filmed in Shanghai shows Chinese residents breaking through metal barriers to protest China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus. Several weeks into New China’s strict lockdown, residents of Shanghai reported a major shortage of food and medicine. Some residents claim they haven’t eaten in days, reports seem to confirm this.

The footage shows footage of Shanghai residents stepping through metal barriers to exit a residential building.

The residents, after opening a door to the outside, push through a series of metal barriers surrounding the building to escape the building.

The metal barriers surrounding the building appear to be erected to prevent residents from leaving their homes during the strict lockdown residents are enduring in response to China’s zero-tolerance approach to covid.

Reports from China have confirmed that more than 26 million people have been under strict lockdown for several weeks in Shanghai.

In light of the Chinese government’s strict measures, residents have reported a major shortage of food and medicine, and some Shanghai residents have also claimed that due to China’s zero-tolerance policy and complete lockdown, some of them had not eaten for days.

The video also follows reports from the Chinese capital Beijing which appear to provide evidence that Beijing residents are lining up for supplies outside grocery stores in response to Beijing authorities ordering more than 3.5 million people. residents and workers in Chaoyang District to come in for three covid tests this week.

Chaoyang represents Beijing’s largest district, and the order comes after the district recorded 26 of Beijing’s 47 symptomatic cases since Friday.

Other reports also appear to confirm that due to rising covid cases and China’s no-tolerance approach, more than a dozen residential buildings in Chaoyang have been locked down.

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The Chinese government has claimed that new measures against the Covid outbreak in the city will include setting up alarms at residents’ doors to prevent infected people from leaving their homes.

Shanghai officials also said all infected residents would be moved to a centralized government-run quarantine to allow full control over covid cases.

In light of the no-tolerance Covid policy and the strict lockdown now in place for more than four weeks in Shanghai, the Chinese market today recorded its worst day since February 2020.


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