Disturbing footage shows elementary-age children in full hazmat suits as Shanghai has warned its draconian Covid lockdown will continue until there are no virus cases at all.
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Children in Shanghai have been filmed wearing hazmat suits.
Disturbing footage from China’s largest city shows elementary-age children covered from head to toe in white hazardous materials suits.
It comes amid tight lockdown measures put in place in an effort to keep Covid cases from happening.
Heartbreaking images previously showed toddlers crying as they were brought home and locked in cages by their parents.
The 26 million residents of the former Chinese capital have been pushed into a severe lockdown nearly a month before authorities struggled to control virus cases.
The outbreak, two and a half years after Covid-19 was first identified in Wuhan, has seen more than 20,000 infections a day for more than 10 days.
Shanghai recorded a record number of positive cases last Saturday, while other parts of the country also followed the tightening measures.
The city, which has the largest population in the East Asian country – officially the People’s Republic of China – has seen uninfected residents trapped in their homes.
But those found to have Covid, regardless of severity – are being transferred to 1984-style quarantine centers.
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Horror footage was also released showing police officers stuffing pet dogs and cats into bags to be slaughtered.
Another clip released last week shows a healthcare worker beating a pet corgi to death after its owner tested positive for Covid and was placed in quarantine. .
Drones flying over buildings ask residents to ‘control your soul’s desire for freedom,’ report South China Morning Post.
The newspaper also claimed starving residents robbed supermarkets.
Today, those in charge warn that responsible citizens warn that their purgatory will continue until Covid-19 is wiped out neighborhood by neighborhood.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be allowed to go out again, I’m falling into depression,” said one user on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.
Another user asked: “How long will this last?”
Giving a flash of light, the City Government said on its official WeChat account that the infection was on a “positive trend” and that life could return to normal soon as long as everyone adheres to the regulations. strict rules to limit the spread of the virus.
However, some districts in Shanghai have tightened movement restrictions, and even in neighboring areas that meet the criteria for allowing residents to leave their homes, officials have ordered them to stay at home. again.
“Our goal is to achieve community zero-Covid as soon as possible,” the government said, referring to its goal of preventing transmission outside of quarantined areas.
“This is an important sign to win this great and difficult battle against this epidemic … so that we can restore normal production and order of life as soon as possible.”
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