Shanghai Residents Shout From Windows, Receive Drone Lockdown Alert: Video

In a video viral on social media in Shanghai, China, shouting can be heard from his apartment, while a drone can be seen issuing warnings about COVID-19 restrictions as the country enters its strict zero amid a surge of infections. Sticks to the COVID policy.

A video circulating on Twitter shows tall buildings in Shanghai at night, with people shouting from their windows.

Ian Bremer, political scientist and president and founder of Eurasia Group, wrote on Twitter on Sunday, sharing the video, “Shanghai residents are mad as hell, can’t bear it anymore. China’s zero COVID policy is getting dangerous.”

The video was originally posted by writer and radio host Patrick Madrid on Friday and has garnered nearly 3 million views.

“What?? This video was taken yesterday in Shanghai, China by the father of a close friend of mine. He confirmed its authenticity: After a week of total lockdown people are screaming out of their windows, for no reason yours Not leaving the apartment,” he tweeted.

A separate video posted earlier in the week shows a drone flying over the city, issuing a warning to city residents to abide by COVID restrictions.

“Shanghai residents go to their balconies to sing and protest the lack of supplies. A drone appears: ‘Please obey w covid restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open the window or sing ,’ Alice Su, a journalist economist wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. That video has been viewed 3.4 million times.

Shanghai recently experienced China’s largest COVID-19 outbreak, and since late last month, has faced a lockdown. Chinese officials have received a backlash for the policy as residents have said they have had to go without basic necessities, including food. A video captured before Shanghai’s lockdown last month shows residents fighting each other for food and supplies in a store.

In a video viral on social media, residents of Shanghai can be heard shouting from apartments, and drones can be seen issuing warnings about COVID-19 restrictions. Above, a residential area in Shanghai at night during the COVID-19 lockdown on April 9.
Hector Retamal

“Local residents in Shanghai see a fight over groceries as half of its 26 million residents are in lockdown, and the other half are entering lockdown too soon,” said Dr. Eric Feigl-dingSharing the video, an epidemiologist wrote on Twitter.

On Saturday, however, the Associated Press reported that Chinese officials said they would begin a lockdown in the city’s communities that do not see infections after another round of large-scale COVID-19 testing.

Shanghai Vice Mayor Zong Ming said during a news conference on Saturday that sections of the city of 26 million people would be labeled as “precautionary,” “controlled” or “locked down” after the next testing round, according to the AP. .

The news outlet noted that the city recorded an additional 23,000 cases on Saturday, but said most of them are asymptomatic.

newsweek The Chinese have reached out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for comment.

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