China intensifies its zero COVID policy: now it also builds walls to isolate neighborhoods in Beijing

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The regime continues to cling to its strategy to eradicate the virus, which is based on the isolation of all those infected, strict border controls, constant PCR tests and confinements where cases are detected

China intensifies its zero COVID policy: now also building walls to isolate neighborhoods in Beijing

A wall in a Beijing neighborhood isolated by recent sontagios of COVID (AFP)

The frustration and anger of citizens in the Chinese capital Beijing, has begun to worsen in recent days due to the extreme measures that the regime has begun to implement to strengthen its COVID zero policy, by enclosing with walls several locations in the city.

China continues to cling to its 'zero COVID' strategy, which is based on the isolation of all infected, strict border controls, constant PCR tests and lockdowns where cases are detected and for this, now they add the construction of walls that delimit certain areas within the capital where the greatest number of cases are registered.

China intensifies China's zero COVID policy: now it also builds walls to isolate neighborhoods in Beijing

China builds walls to isolate those infected with COVID

Authorities in Beijing have vowed to speed up the reopening of some businesses so residents can stock up, while, as in Shanghai last year, some delivery drivers are having to sleep on the streets after being hit. confined their buildings, being trapped within the walls built by the regime.

This week, the capital has registered more than 5,000 positive cases, while last weekend it reported three deaths after six months without deaths from covid in all of China.

Chinese official figures show a total of 5,232 deaths since the start of the pandemic, a figure that may increase in the coming weeks despite the restrictions and lockdowns announced in some cities to try to stop the rise in cases.

China intensifies its zero COVID policy: now it also builds walls to isolate neighborhoods in Beijing

A person can be seen being tested through one de los muros

Deputy Prime Minister Sun Chunlan, the main implementer of the 'COVID zero' policy, moved to Chongqing (center), as it has been doing when the central government has wanted to take control of the pandemic situation in a specific region, and demanded that local officials do “everything possible” to contain the outbreak that is affecting the city .

Eight districts of Zhengzhou (downtown), the city home to the main iPhone assembly factory, have also been locked downin the country, in which there have been violent protests in recent days due to disputes over the extra payments that the owner of the plant, the Taiwanese Foxconn, had promised its workers after the confinement dictated a month ago.

China intensifies its zero COVID policy: now it also builds walls to isolate neighborhoods in Beijing

A health worker waits in front of one of the walls built by the Chinese regime to isolate covid patients

Restrictions are also increasing in other areas: in Hunan (center) and in tourist cities such as Sanya (south) or Hangzhou (east), the authorities prohibited people arriving from other parts of the country from entering most from public places, regardless of whether the results of their PCR tests are negative.

Recently, the national authorities announced a relative relaxation of their anti-covid policies and criticized practices carried out in some cities such as subjecting the population to two daily tests.

However, the increase in cases has caused some cities that had relaxed their restrictions under the new guidelines to backtrack to re-announce mass lockdowns or tests.

Six million people in Zhengzhou, known as “iPhone city”, have been confined since Friday, after clashes between the police and workers at that plant, who are demanding better wages.

Authorities have ordered residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, central Henan province, not to leave the area for five days and they erected fences around residential buildings considered “high risk”, and checkpoints to restrict movement.

In the city, only a handful of cases of coronavirus.

The order came after hundreds of employees at the Foxconn iPhone factory on the outskirts of the city, will protest to demand better salary conditions. This Friday, new images of those marches were released.

(With information from EFE)

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