When the rest of the world chooses to coexist with COVID, China continues to pursue its ‘zero COVID’ policy to curb the epidemic spread at all costs. According to Bloomberg, a local case detected on June 18 in Shenzhen city, Guangdong province, led to mass testing and lockdowns in some parts of the technology hub in southern China. 

On June 23, a student at Jingbei Elementary School in Shenzhen’s Luohu district tested positive for COVID. That night, more than 500 students from the primary school were transferred to quarantine sites. [Video 1]

The chat screenshot shows that the school informed that 500 students would be transferred to the designated location that night. And every student had to be accompanied by a parent during the process. [Image 0:03]

Also, according to a video uploaded on June 23, fearing that they would be living under COVID lockdown, residents of Gangxia Village, Futian District, Shenzhen city, hurriedly packed their luggage and fled. [Video 2]

A Youtube video uploaded on June 20 shows that many citizens in Shenzhen city waited in long lines for COVID tests. [Video 3- 0:18-0:45]

On the evening of June 18, a large number of epidemic prevention and control workers gathered at Xiangxi Village, Shenzhen City. The video’s caption said that the staff was there to seal the village.

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