The Chinese regime reported new COVID cases and put more cities and districts on lockdown under a strict Zero-Covid policy. As a result, many Chinese people are now starving because the regime keeps shutting down cities and transportation, making it hard to get food.
Under its partial or complete lockdowns, tens of millions in at least 30 places have been told to stay home.
The province of Xinjiang is located in northwestern China. Uyghur Muslims mainly populate it. Ili Prefecture has been shut down since COVID cases were reported at the end of July. Some people in the area haven’t had anything to eat for many days. They have asked for help on social media during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Ms. Lin lives in Yining City in the Ili Prefecture. She told Epoch Times that many people have run out of food and other goods because they haven’t gotten any supplies from the authorities, even though there have been many donations. She also said that most people couldn’t pay online prices.
She said, “No one in our community received the food and supplies donated by people in other provinces. They were all taken by the [CCP’s] community office and sold to the locals at very high prices. How many families can afford the high-priced vegetables? Many of them haven’t been paid any wages for more than a month. A lot of people have run out of food and supplies.”
“We don’t dare to post more of this kind of news on TikTok, you can’t pass the [CCP’s] online censorship, and your account will be suspended.”
Ms. Wang is from Yining County in Ili Prefecture. She has been in mandatory quarantine for 22 days. On September 9th, she told The Epoch Times that she couldn’t go home and was about to have a nervous breakdown.
“I was fine originally, and wasn’t even a close contact, but I was still pulled here (by authorities) at the Nangyuan quarantine center. People who came here together around the same time all got infected here … I’m having a breakdown and feel like I can’t go on anymore.”
“I haven’t eaten for three days, and I’m so scared that I really can’t eat.”
One resident in western Xinjiang said: “It’s been 15 days, we are out of flour, rice, and eggs. Days ago, we ran out of milk for kids.”
Another resident said, “I’m out of money to buy supplies. My wife is pregnant and we have two kids. We are running out of gas. My wife needs a medical check.”
In Guizhou province, which is in the southwestern part of China, the government locked down an area of the provincial capital, Guiyang, without warning, leaving 500,000 people at home with no time to prepare.
The Guardian said that elevators were turned off in buildings to stop people from leaving.
One user on the Weibo microblogging platform said:
“We can’t buy stuff online as they don’t deliver and supermarkets are closed. Is the government treating us like animals, or do they just want us to die?”
The capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu, is the biggest city to be locked down since Shanghai earlier this year.
No one is allowed to enter or leave the city of 21 million people, and only residents who can show proof of a negative COVID test are allowed out to buy necessities.
It comes after a scorching spell in the area and an earthquake earlier this month when people tried to escape their homes but found locked doors.
Zoo animals suffer same fate
Due to “Zero-Covid” measures, the Guizhou Wildlife Park in southwest China has been closed.
A few days before the Mid-Autumn Festival, the park sent out an urgent call to people all over the country, asking them to help buy food for their endangered animals who are starving to death. These include Siberian, white Bengal, South China tigers, pandas, crocodiles, and zebras.
The appeal says that there are a lot of wild animals in the park, and 70% of them are protected by international law. The park is supposed to have enough food for at least 10 days, but the food is already running low, and no one knows how long the lockdowns will last. However, since September 5th, the park has been closed.
Past lockdown policies of the regime caused feed shortages in July, which led to pigs eating each other in some parts of the country.