Shanghai’s Lockdowns Result in Starvation and Quarantine Enforcers Being Attacked

Shanghai is still home to 25 million prisoners. 26087 new COVID cases were filed on Sunday.

This situation is getting more dire. Two men tried to get out of their apartment and walk their dog, but were stopped by COVID prevention workers who ended up attacking them. One man tried to convince the police to arrest him to at least give him food. People end up in prison while they wait. central quarantine—state-administered facilities where COVID-positive people are sometimes sent so others in their apartment buildings don’t get sick—complain about the fact that it’s so unhygienic, it may well be facilitating greater spread of the virus (or even reinfection). Open-plan shared bathrooms, with no running water or toilets, and poor sanitation. overflow bedsThe city’s growing anger has made it easier to find people in the hallways of hospital.

After reports surfaced that COVID-positive parents had been separated from their children, this is now all. Officials claim the policy has been changed and parents are allowed to remain together. Apply to stay with their minor, sick children. A graphic clip of a COVID preventer killing a corgi dog belonging to a Chinese family went viral last week on Chinese social media.

Given the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) aggressive track record of censorship and tight media control, it’s noteworthy that so much information has leaked through what is termed the “Great Firewall”—China’s internet censorship apparatus—and made its way to the Western press. The CCP may have made this a conscious tradeoff, realizing that although they won’t be able to suppress horror scenes completely, they might be able blame the lower-ranking officials in order to control damage.

“Chinese censorship can be more complex than trying to block negative information,” Jeremy Daum (senior fellow at Yale Law’s Paul Tsai China Center), tells us. There are reasons. According to him, although CCP officials have made “announcements about crackingdown on rumors,” it is impossible and counterproductive to quarantine a city with such a populous and cosmopolitan population as Shanghai. The CCP stated that if the residents of Shanghai felt “silenced,” it would be disruptive to social order and pose a greater threat to stability government.

Daum states that “censorship does not always have to be an inflexible tool,” especially when directed from higher-ranking authorities. Because stability is the ultimate goal, they try to keep in mind public opinion. There must be an analysis of cost and benefits.

Guangzhou is a major manufacturing center with more than 18,000,000 inhabitants. However, it seems that Guangzhou will follow Shanghai’s lead as the COVID cases are spreading and travel restrictions have been imposed on Guangzhou.