One of the hardest things to bear about the Shanghai lockdown, says a contact who has been shut in a small apartment with her father for the past two weeks, is the uncertainty. She spends her days on WeChat message groups, trying to co-ordinate bulk food orders, or looking out of the window to see where the authorities have placed the red lines of their cordon sanitaire, which residents must not cross. There is little other information.
Social media shows a city on the edge. Residents yell from their balconies and demand food. Drones broadcast messages demanding they return inside. Thousands of people who have tested positive are crammed into isolation centres.Financial Times
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Imagine a virus so deadly you have to lock 25 million people in their homes indefinitely and deny them food to save them….
There are reports of children being separated from their parents, and thousands being put into quarantine camps. Some people are running out of food and cannot go out to buy more. Pets owned by those sent to quarantine are being euthanized.
Drones have been flying around the city with loud speakers saying: “Control your soul’s desire for freedom.”
So, if you’re living in the west, and politicians start saying more lockdowns are necessary… grab your pitchforks.
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