The Chinese Communist Party is imposing harsh lockdowns once again.
Fears of food shortages have driven Chinese consumers to clear the shelves at their supermarkets, as a panic has once again gripped the South Pacific nation.
China’s government imposed some of the strictest lockdown measures anywhere in the world, and recent videos of Chinese residents screaming through their windows in unison have also surfaced.
Allegations that the CCP is purposefully trying to starve its own people are once again coming to the forefront, and proponents of that theory might actually be right.
CCP officials have adopted a ‘zero Covid’ policy, but completely eradicating a virus is nearly impossible, and one with a survival rate of over 99% for most individuals does not merit such lockdown procedures.
Here’s what we currently know:
Beijing is racing to test more than 20 million people and residents are stocking up on food, @JChengWSJ reports from the Chinese capital. Investors worry that potential new lockdowns there could add pressure on the economy. #WSJWhatsNow https://t.co/W9pdUCAJkt pic.twitter.com/L31kKWLnnz
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 26, 2022
NTD News reports:
Beijing has locked down some apartment buildings and residential complexes and on Monday added a larger urban area measuring about 2 by 3 kilometers (1 by 2 miles). Workers put up blue metal fencing along part of the area Tuesday, and police restricted who could leave. Residents are being kept inside their compounds.
Picture from a friend in Beijing as lockdowns begin there. Y’all pray for the people of China. pic.twitter.com/7y1PApiYoj
— Philip Lee (@TriathletePhil) April 28, 2022
VIDEO: Beijing residents rush for groceries as Covid cases rise.
On Sunday, Beijing warned of a "grim" situation. The harsh lockdowns and mass testing of China's strict zero-Covid policy is taking a heavy toll on public morale and businesses in the world's second largest economy pic.twitter.com/qRtrd62G2X
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 25, 2022
ABC News explains further:
Beijing tested nearly 3.8 million people in an initial round of mass testing in Chaoyang district on Monday. All the results were negative except for one in a group of five that were tested together, a Chaoyang official said. Those five people were being tested to determine who among them is infected.