Despite residents’ resentment, China continues to double down on its zero-COVID policy to curb the outbreaks as soon as possible. Its measures, such as citywide lockdowns, massive testing, sending people to quarantine sites, take tolls not only on the economy but also on residents. 

Since then, countless incidents have sparked the public’s outcry. 

Let’s watch some of them.

As Chinese media Xin Tang Ren reported, on September 27, a bride in Shangcheng County, Xinyang, Henan, had to lift her veil to do a COVID test on her wedding day.

Another video captured in Yuqilou Village, Shangqiu, Henan, shows that a gate was locked with iron chains. Through the gap of the gate, the COVID prevention staff, or Dabai, carried out COVID tests for an elderly woman.

On the evening of September 28, some residents in Guangzhou were reportedly transferred to quarantine sites in vehicles transporting pigs.

Tibetans are also subjected to enduring the COVID lockdowns and other restrictions adhering to the regime’s COVID policy.

After returning from Tibet, a man was asked to undergo mandatory COVID quarantine in centralized quarantine sites. The man refused to open the door. Subsequently, a man in a black T-shirt used an electric drill to open the lock.

Police repeatedly asked the man to go to the quarantine sites. They also quarreled.

(The man: What are you doing [in my house]?)

(Dabai: Go [to quarantine site] or not?)

(The man: Don’t go!)

(Dabai: This is not allowed)

(The man: You can’t force me to go)

(The man: Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go)

(Dabai: The last time, go or not)

(The man: Don’t go, I take care of my body)

Police and Dabai took the man away.

A recent video shows chaotic scenes happening in an amusement park in mainland China. People ran in panic after one positive COVID case was found.


On the morning of September 29, a runaway car plowed into the “Shangguantang” community’s nucleic acid testing site in Cangnan County, Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Some people were trapped under the car.

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