Shanghai's old and young enraged by food shortages, starvation
Brutal stories have emerged depicting the chaos that occurred during the lockdown.
Millions of Shanghai residents, young and old, appear to be united in their outrage at the Chinese government's heavy-handed approach to Covid containment.
In the midst of China's zero-covid policy and draconian lockdown measures, the people of Shanghai are suffering from extreme starvation, which has severely impacted civilians, according to CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief Steven Jiang.
Furthermore, any residential community with a single new positive case will be sealed for an additional 14 days, according to the government.
According to the authorities, the food shortage was largely caused by a lack of planning and coordination. In addition, taking advantage of the lockdown, online retailers are charging nearly four times the market rate.
Furthermore, despite official pledges, government handouts have been unreliable in many parts of Shanghai, with the elderly mostly failing to secure supplies through online bulk purchases, which is the only way to buy anything in the city at the moment, due to their relatively low demand and lack of tech-savvy, according to CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief Steven Jiang.
Brutal stories have emerged depicting the chaos that occurred during the lockdown. People are sneaking outside to deliver food to their neighbors, while others are placed in hastily constructed isolation wards with leaking roofs and overflowing toilets, while parents are forbidden from seeing their children and family members are forbidden from paying their last rites to the deceased.
According to CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief Steven Jiang, Shanghai residents are also witnessing Chinese propaganda rulers ramping up their efforts, portraying Omicron as the most potentially dangerous threat while emphasizing that only zero-Covid can save China from the virus's numerous deaths.
Officials have made it abundantly clear that Xi Jinping supports the Zero-covid policy. Later this year, Jinping is expected to be elected to an almost unprecedented third term, allowing him to rule for the rest of his life. (ANI)