Kids in hazmat suits spotted as Shanghai warns draconian Covid lockdown will continue – World News


The disturbing footage shows primary school-aged 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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China: Police in hazmat gear clash with residents in Shanghai

Young children in Shanghai have been filmed wearing hazmat suits.

Disturbing footage from China’s biggest city shows what appears to be primary school-aged kids covered head to toe in the white hazardous materials suits.

It comes amid the draconian lockdown measures introduced in an effort to reach zero Covid cases.

Heartbreaking images previously showed toddlers crying as they were taken from their parents and locked up in cages.

The former Chinese capital’s 26 million residents were thrust into the severe lockdown nearly a month ago as authorities attempt to get virus cases under control.

The outbreak, two-and-a-half years after Covid-19 was first identified in Wuhan, has seen over 20,000 infections a day for over 10 days.






Small children seen in hazmat suits as part of Shanghai zero policy measures





The draconian lockdown will continue until there are no cases, authorities have said

Shanghai recorded a record number of positive cases last Saturday, while other areas of the country have followed suit in tightening measures.

The city, which boasts the largest population in the East Asian country – officially the People’s Republic of China – has seen non-infected residents trapped inside their own homes.

But those who are found to have Covid, regardless of severity – are being shipped off to 1984-style quarantine centres.

Harsh measures inside the centers allegedly include bizarre rules like lights being on 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, and no hot showers, reports the Wall Street Journal.







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Sickening footage was also released showing police stuffing pet cats and dogs into bags to be taken away and slaughtered.

Another clip released last week showed a health care worker beating a pet corgi to death after its owner tested positive for Covid and was shipped off into quarantine.

Drones are flying over buildings telling residents to “control your soul’s desire for freedom,” reports the South China Morning Post.

The newspaper also claims starving residents have robbed supermarkets.

Today frazzled residents were warned by those in charge their purgatory would go on until Covid-19 was eradicated neighborhood by neighborhood.







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One user of China’s Twitter-like Weibo social media platform said: “I have no idea whether I will ever be allowed to go out again in my lifetime, I’m falling into depression.”

Another user asked: “How much longer is this going to last?”

Offering a glimmer of light, the city Government said on its official WeChat account that infections were showing a “positive trend” and that life could return to normal soon as long as people stuck to strict rules to curb the spread of the virus.

Yet some Shanghai districts tightened restrictions on movement and even in neighborhoods that met criteria for people to be allowed to leave their homes officials were ordering them to stay put.

“Our goal is to achieve community zero-Covid as soon as possible,” the government said, referring to a target to stamp out transmission outside quarantined areas.

“This is an important sign of winning this major, hard battle against the epidemic…so that we can restore normal production and order to life as soon as possible.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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