Shanghai residents recorded screams from apartments after seven days of lockdown

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A viral video on social media shows Shanghai residents screaming from their apartment windows after seven days of strict control COVID-19[feminine] city ​​lockdown.

Video shows frustrated residents shouting through their windows as a drone appears to circle the area in an apparent attempt to quiet the shouting and encourage compliance.

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Shanghai had more than 26,000 new reported cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, according to information from Fortune. The outbreak is the largest in two years, leading to a complete lockdown of the city in line with China’s “zero-COVID” policy. The policy aims to completely eradicate the virus with citywide shutdowns that require residents to stay inside their homes.

Residents line up for mass testing at a containment area in Shanghai's western Jingan district on Monday, April 4, 2022.
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Residents line up for mass testing at a containment area in Shanghai’s western Jingan district on Monday, April 4, 2022.
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The week-long lockdown has caused food shortages for many city residents, forcing people to use delivery apps or rely on government deliveries. But delivery companies have struggled to keep up with demand. The country’s largest e-commerce platform, Alibaba, announced that individual orders are being delayed for a week.

A worker in protective gear holds up a sign saying "Don't bother" as he directs a resident near a line for the first round of mass COVID testing in Jingan District, western Shanghai, China.

A worker in protective gear holds up a sign reading ‘Do not crowd’ as he directs a resident near a line for the first round of mass COVID testing in Shanghai’s western Jingan district , in China.
(AP Photo/Chen Si)

“You can only buy through groups now, because [individual stores] just can’t deliver anymore,” a Shanghai resident told Fortune.

The delay has caused residents to huddle together and order bulk deliveries, sharing food with neighbors as they try to wait out the lockdown.

Director of Shanghai’s epidemic control task force Gu Honghui last week called the city’s COVID-19 situation “extremely grim”, encouraging residents to closely monitor government restrictions. .

“Citizens are urged to continue to follow current lockdown measures and stay home except for medical and other emergencies,” Gu said.

But the majority of the cases recorded in the city have been asymptomatic, with the highly transmissible but less lethal omicron variant BA.2 being primarily responsible for the outbreak.

In this photo released by the Chinese news agency Xinhua, a worker wearing protective gear gives a woman a COVID-19 test at a testing site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province (northwest of China).

In this photo released by the Chinese news agency Xinhua, a worker wearing protective gear gives a woman a COVID-19 test at a testing site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province (northwest of China).
(Tao Ming/Xinhua via AP)

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China has a high vaccination rate of around 90%, although its locally produced vaccine is considered by experts to be weaker than the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines used in the United States and other countries.

But China remains committed to its total lockdown approach, with the government saying it will continue enforcing “zero tolerance” of lockdowns, mass testing and isolating positive cases.

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