Shanghai recently announced a phased lockdown in Shanghai in response to the worst Covid breakout China has seen since Wuhan. According to the National Health Commission’s Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control, 90% of the new cases are in Shanghai and the Jilin province.
As the situation becomes worse in Shanghai, people are taking to social media to share stories of struggling to get food and medical care due to the strict lockdown enforcement.
Complaints about the lockdown being extreme and worse than Covid itself are quickly being censored on social media.
On March 31, a Weibo user asked people to help a 10-year-old girl who was left all alone after both her parents tested positive and were forced into isolation.
Another user shared how he had not been able to go for dialysis treatment for kidney disease for at least 10 days. He tested positive and was taken to quarantine at a hospital but restrictions have prevented him from accessing medical care.