China's war with Covid is not new. and often in this battle, the people in the country suffer the most. Due to its zero Covid policy, China often is seen to pull off stunts which put its people's lives in danger.
Recently, videos on Chinese social media showed people running out of an Apple factory in Zhengzhou, which is run by Taiwanese electronics firm Foxconn.
Workers were complaining about the living conditions inside the factory which was crumpled with the unruly Covid restrictions on the site.
Foxconn workers in Zhengzhou City, Henan province , #CCPCHINA escaping. There was a shortage of food inside the Foxconn factory after the #COVID outbreak and lockdown. only by escaping can they survive. #AmazingChina pic.twitter.com/IYca5k9GCW— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferzeng97) October 31, 2022
What came next? On Wednesday (November 2), Chinese authorities enforced a lockdown on 6,00,000 people in the area surrounding the world's largest iPhone production factory. Only medical vehicles and those delivering essentials are allowed on the streets.
What are the other complaints? Employees complained about terrible working conditions, shortage of supplies, and having to exit the factory on foot.
What's happening now? Apart from the panic and rush, China has caused for the people living in Zhengzhou, its harsh Covid policy has recently caused the death of a three-year-old, reported BBC.
The incident took place in the northwestern city of Lanzhou where a three-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning when medical care was delayed because of a Covid lockdown on Tuesday. Shockingly, Chinese local authorities apologised and admitted their fault for this disaster on Thursday (November 3).
Lanzhou has been closed down for a month now as part of China's draconian zero Covid policy, which has left millions of residents confined to their homes. People often complain about poor conditions, food shortages, and tardy emergency response.
People of Lanzhou also were filled with rage due to this incident and expressed their anger on Chinese social media.
China's absurd zero-Covid policy: The 'zero-Covid policy', which is pushed by Xi Jinping, has resulted in a disaster. Frequent lockdowns, mass testing and curfews have all impacted the tourism and economy of China.
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