WATCH: China forcing “Covid suspects” to stay in “metal boxes”
While China is preparing to host Winter Olympics next month, it has imposed confinement on around 20 million people, who are not allowed to step outside their homes, even for food or medical treatment
In a series of videos that have surfaced on social media, China’s draconian policies under its “zero Covid” rule have come to light, reported NDTV.
The videos show people being locked/forcefully quarantined in metal boxes if they are suspected of being infected with Covid. The “suspects” are taken to these quarantine centers in the middle of the night in buses.
These metal boxes are crammed spaces with grills on windows, a toilet, a wooden bed and a table, for which the people are forced to pay US $773.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, people are forced to quarantine in these metal boxes if someone in their locality tests positive. Children, pregnant women, elderly people, no one is spared.
China has also built a system where a quick scan of a QR code on your phone will let the authorities know of your travel and health history, which further allows them to decide if the person concerned can “travel freely” or not. With help of these track-and-trace apps, the authorities detect close contacts quickly, impose “strict lockdowns and immediate mass testing”, reported NDTV.
While the country is preparing to host Beijing Winter Olympics next month, it has imposed confinement on around 20 million people, who are not allowed to step outside their homes, even for food or medical treatment. A pregnant Chinese woman suffered a miscarriage as she could not get medical treatment due to the lockdown.