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Shenzhen residents protest “COVID lockdown” after only a few infected people found

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Shenzhen residents protest “COVID lockdown” after only a few infected people found

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27 Sept. AFP Dozens of people reportedly took part in a rare protest in China’s tech hub, Shenzhen. south of the country after officials announced a sudden lockdown due to the presence of COVID-19 infection just a few

The city of Shenzhen, with a population of more than 18 million, reported only 10 cases on Tuesday, Sept. 27, but officials have also ordered residents in three districts — Futian, Luohu and Longgang. — Stay at home as China adheres to its strict zero-covid policy.

Officials are also under pressure to curb the outbreak ahead of the upcoming October 16th General Assembly of the Communist Party of China.

In Weibo, social media is the equivalent of China’s Twitter. and Instagram Video of the incident that has spread since Monday Sept. 26 reveals dozens of people shouting. “Unlock the COVID-19” as police in protective medical uniforms line up to watch. and a video reveals a woman shouting “Police are beating people.”

The protest took place in Sawei in Futian District, where the Shenzhen city government is located. Shenzhen Metro side subway operator stated in the statement that Savey subway station will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 until further notice. as part of pandemic prevention and control

While health officials said At least 14 high-risk areas across three districts are under lockdown as of today. The residents must stay in the accommodation. But it did not specify the number of people affected.

The other 15 districts were identified as medium-risk areas. The residents are allowed to walk within the residential area only.

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The protest took place in Shawei, a neighbourhood in Futian district where the city government is based. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM SAMSONLI7/TWITTER

Shenzhen has just passed strict COVID-19 restrictions, with schools and entertainment venues closed for weeks in early September. by allowing residents to use public transport Enter a restaurant or access public services. including hospitals only If there is a test result for COVID-19 negative PCR form within 24 hours

while Hong Kong, which is adjacent to the city of Shenzhen The hotel quarantine requirement for travelers was lifted from Monday, Sept. 26, after strict anti-virus regulations threatened Hong Kong’s status as a key financial centre.

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