A CCP official said on September 29 that, in pandemic prevention, when applying quarantine measures, the outer doors of resident buildings cannot be locked. However, soon after this announcement, the Chinese people criticized the regime for only thinking of this now, three years after the start of the pandemic. Due to the large number of negative comments, the network administrator removed related hot searches on Weibo, and many media posts on Weibo are also set not to display comments.
Chinese officials say not to lock outside doors of people’ houses
According to Chinese state media CCTV reported, the Coordination Mechanism for Disease Prevention and Control of the State Council of China held a press conference on September 29 to report the pandemic prevention situation on Chinese National Day on October 1. A reporter from the “Daily Economic Bulletin” questioned how is the local government making efforts to avoid security risks in pandemic prevention? And does the national level arrange relevant work to prevent security risks?
Lei Zhenglong, director and first-level inspector of the Propaganda and Prevention Department of the Chinese National Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has always adhered to the principle of “people first, lives first” and implemented related prevention and control policies to ensure people’s safety and health.
However, as we all know, since the outbreak of the pandemic in China at the beginning of 2020, there have been reports in many parts that peoples’ houses are locked from the outside for “strict quarantine.” When locking the doors, anti-pandemic staff even wrapped iron chains, or welded the door bar shut to prevent people from going out.
Vision Times reported that, after the central pandemic prevention officials announced, that “outside doors should not be locked during the period of quarantine,” Chinese netizens have heatedly discussed this on Weibo.
The messages left by netizens have been translated from Chinese. they write things like “The influence of the virus is getting smaller and smaller, but the chaos in pandemic prevention and control is increasing. It’s a bit difficult to hear, but if the door is locked, it’s no different from being imprisoned. If there is an emergency, how to escape and avoid danger? Dying from quarantine, is really the biggest joke.”
“I am very pessimistic here: Scientific epidemic prevention has been going on for nearly three years, does it work? It doesn’t seem to work at all. This problem (not locking the door) is inherently obvious and no need to be emphasized in a press conference of the Coordination Mechanism for Disease Control and Prevention of the State Council.”
The government of 24 provinces announced “celebrating the holiday in place” which angered the Chinese people
In addition, Golden Week “October 1” (Chinese National Day) is on. In order to resolutely achieve “zero-COVID” the Chinese regime has called on the public to “celebrate the holiday. in place” This year, Chinese people can’t travel freely on New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival. and Mid-Autumn Festival. People are frustrated and complain.
The People’s Daily reported that Mi Feng, a spokesman for China’s National Health and Medical Commission, on September 29 said that the October 1 holiday was approaching and the flow of people and increased gatherings will increase the risk of outbreaks. So the general “zero-COVID” policy must be followed. After that, the local health and medical authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention everywhere have successively launched the policy of “celebrating the holiday in place.” According to Sina, as of 2 p.m. on September 28, at least 24 provinces and 84 regions in China have issued notices in advance of holidays. They urge people to “celebrate the holiday in place,” including in Beijing, Shanghai. Many scenic spots also require a 24-hour negative nucleic acid test certificate to enter.
Vision Times said that, before the announcement, many Chinese people who could not return to their hometown during the holidays complained that if you don’t go back to your hometown on the holiday, then the holiday is no longer a holiday.” One netizen said, “They only know how to initiate, not solve problems.”