On the morning of June 14, China Central Broadcasting Network reported an incident of a truck driver given his surname- Yang. Yang came from Beijing carrying Chifeng City’s cattle; he was about to drive his truck passing through the Zhangjiakou COVID checkpoint.

One day, he was on his way into Zhangjiakou; unfortunately, his vehicle could not get into the village as his cows needed a negative COVID certificate.

Several departments in Zhangjiakou told the truck driver that he could get off the expressway after he asked them.

Still, Yang must pass another round talking to the village committee official. If the committee says yes, they will let him go; otherwise, his cattle truck will not pass.

The local village official told Yang that although he had a 48-hour nucleic acid negative certificate, Yang could not prove his cattle were negative to COVID. Therefore, the officer did not allow Yang to go.

Yang then asked which expert said that cattle could be infected with Omicron.

The village official asked in return: Which expert said cattle could not be infected?

As the conversation continued, the cattle truck couldn’t get into the place, or the cows had no place to keep, resulting in the driver losing two cows.

In response to the incident, Zhangjiakou Propaganda Department later blamed village cadres did not have a good grasp of the COVID and epidemic control policies; the understanding was biased, resulting in the implementation being inaccurate.

It’s worth mentioning that on June 11, the Ministry of Transport of China has recently warned epidemic prevention checkpoints in some places about problems such as excessive control and repeated nucleic acid testing for COVID control. Some of the high-speed epidemic prevention checkpoints in Zhangjiakou, Hebei, Hefei, Anqing, Anhui, and Shangluo, Shaanxi have been alerted in the government’s notification.

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