Desperate people smash cordon to get supplies in worlds strictest lockdown

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Shock footage in China shows natives raging at the “zero Covid” strategy of their government.

The clip in Changzhou, Jiangsu, near Shanghai shows crowds of people trying to break down security barriers to evade officials wearing hazmat suits and face masks.

One of many videos was posted on Twitter.

The user wrote: “Food riot in shanghai—china’s largest and wealthiest city—under Covid lockdown.”

Other videos show riots and looting taking place outside medical centres and near supermarkets.
The city has been under total lockdown – again – since last Tuesday (April 5), with local news sources claiming that the population has been running low on food and medicine.

The virus has returned to the area with a vengeance, as a record 12,000 positive cases were recorded on Friday (April 8).

Officials have said they are facing “difficulties” due to the chaos, but are working to improve it.

The BBC reported last week that children were being separated from their parents should they test positive, but outrage forced local officials to change policy and allow one parent to accompany the child to an isolation centre.

Every single resident of Shanghai was forced to test a test, in a bid to “identify and isolate” every positive case.

Those who do test positive are forbidden from isolating at home, and have to go to a mandatory quarantine facility.

Cases in the area started rising on March 28, when 4,041 people tested positive. Just one month prior, on February 14, only six new cases were detected, with the seven day average remaining very low at just eight cases.

China has been aiming for a zero Covid strategy since the disease was first discovered at the end of 2019, and it is also something that Labour MP Richard Burgon has call for in the UK – it has fallen on deaf ears every single time, however.

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