China’s second wave: Hospital re-enters lockdown told ‘no one allowed to enter or leave’
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A hospital in Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning province, has been locked down with no one allowed to enter and those within unable to leave. Police have surrounded the 463 People’s Liberation Army Hospital in the city of over eight million inhabitants. A local man shot video from the scene and released the footage on Chinese social media, he stated: “Hundreds of people have come in contact with a virus carrier at the hospital.
A hospital in Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning province, has been locked down with no one allowed to enter and those within unable to leave.
Police have surrounded the 463 People’s Liberation Army Hospital in the city of over eight million inhabitants.
A local man shot video from the scene and released the footage on Chinese social media, he stated:
“This is serious.
“No one is allowed in or out.
“Doctors are not even allowed to leave the hospital”.
The man added on social media: “The situation is far worse than it appears to be.
“Hundreds of people have come in contact with a virus carrier at the hospital.
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“The police have been catching people all over the place.”
The news comes after the administration of Shenyang, the capital city of the province of Liaoning, said last week that anyone who had travelled there from the city of Jilin in neighbouring Jilin province would be quarantined in a hospital for three weeks.
Residents of neighbouring Jilin Province have been mostly barred from leaving their own city, state news media reported at the beginning of May.
This was after a cluster of infections was reported there and in Shulan, another city under its administration.
Heilongjiang and Liaoning provinces in northeastern China are the country’s new epi-centre for the virus, although central authorities in Beijing are claiming that there is no second outbreak in the country and that President Xi Jinping’s authoritarian iron grip has saved the nation, in comparison to the mismanagement of more liberal societies.
Officials concerned about a virus resurgence have quarantined 8,000 people and reintroduced lockdown measures in northeastern China, even as other parts of the country further relax restrictions.
Jilin has traced nearly 700 contacts of coronavirus patients for testing and quarantine, while officials in Liaoning Province have found more than 1,000 contacts and about 6,500 people at high risk for infection.
The situation in northeastern China is in stark contrast to President Xi Jinping’s triumphant rhetoric and claims that the country has defeated the pathogen.
The Chinese state propaganda machine is aggressively backing him up, touting his leadership in fighting the pandemic.
President Xi is pushing to restore the country’s pre-pandemic agenda.
This includes a positive signature pledge to eradicate extreme poverty by this year.
But, it also includes becoming more aggressive in unifying Taiwan and Hong Kong under the control of the CCP.
And now that President Xi is basking in the afterglow of the new narrative that he saved the nation, many who condemned him have disappeared.
A prominent real estate tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang, wrote publicly criticising Xi Jinping in March, he said: “I see not an emperor standing there exhibiting his ‘new clothes,’ but a clown who stripped naked and insisted on continuing to be an emperor.”
Ren Zhiqiang was promptly arrested.
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