RIAU24.COM - As China witnessed a surge in cases of the new Delta variant, several videos emerged on social media showing Chinese officials locking residents inside their homes by installing iron bars on their doors.
A report in Taiwan News said the move to lock people in their homes was a repeat of the extreme tactics seen in Wuhan at the start of last year's COVID-19 pandemic.
Several videos have surfaced on Weibo, Twitter and YouTube showing personnel in PPE suits placing iron bars over doors of people's homes and hammering them in place to prevent anyone from leaving.
In a video shared on Twitter, a man appears to have been caught breaking quarantine on his way back to his apartment.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, the editor claims that if someone is found opening the door more than three times in one day, they will be locked inside by the authorities. People wearing full PPE were seen hammering a large metal rod over the door with an X pattern, reports Taiwan News.
Towards the end of another video, originally posted on Weibo and later uploaded to Twitter and YouTube, shows several doors being sealed and footage broadcast to residents, stating: “People shouldn't go out. Once they are caught, their door will be sealed.”
Pengguna Twitter mengklaim satu video kontroversial menunjukkan seorang gadis muda menari di depan pekerja dengan setelan hazmat beberapa saat sebelum dia dikurung. Namun, para pejabat mengklaim gadis itu berterima kasih kepada mereka atas kerja keras mereka saat mereka bersiap untuk melakukan tes PCR ketiga padanya.
Sebuah video yang diunggah oleh akun Twitter "Hal-hal Tentang China Tidak Ingin Anda Ketahui" menuduh bahwa jika ada orang di apartemen yang dinyatakan positif atau ditemukan sebagai kontak dari kasus yang dikonfirmasi, seluruh bangunan akan disegel selama dua hingga tiga minggu. dan berpotensi lebih lama, kata Everington.
In a scene reminiscent of the early days of the pandemic in Wuhan, footage posted on Twitter on August 8 shows people in an apartment complex in Jiangsu's Yangzhou City shouting "Yangzhou jiayou!" (Go Yangzhou!) at the top of their lungs.
China's National Health Commission on Aug. 9 announced 143 new confirmed COVID cases in at least 17 provinces, the highest spike since Jan. 20, Taiwan News reported.
Of these, 35 were foreign cases and 108 were local cases, including 50 in Jiangsu Province, 37 in Henan Province, 15 in Hubei Province, and six in Hunan Province. In addition, the Jiangsu Health Commission reported two cases in Nanjing City and 48 in Yangzhou City.