Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic in China has spread everywhere, and it suddenly broke out again in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. The government locked down residential areas, causing large numbers of residents in some communities to protest, chanting together, “Lift the lockdown! Lift the lockdown!”

Shenzhen residents angrily take to the streets shouting end the lockdown

On October 13, a video was posted on YouTube showing “the endless ‘zero-COVID’ move by the Shenzhen government, infuriating people,” and “residents of Baoan District, Shenzhen asked to lift the lockdown.”

The video shows, a road packed with different kinds of vehicles in the evening, some police cars with flashing lights, and a large number of people flooding the street shouting: “Lift the lockdown! Lift the lockdown!” 

They were surrounding a locked down residential area. Loudspeakers shouted that a positive case was detected and the area entered lockdown.

On this issue, some netizens commented to Vision Times,

One netizen said, “Oh my God! How many people have gone crazy because of the long-term lockdown? How many people cannot go to work, their wallets have ‘turned to 0′? How many emergencies and chronically ill patients have died from not being treated? Only God knows!”

One angry netizen said, “It’s time to stand up, oh people who don’t want to be slaves!”

“If it keeps going like this, you don’t die from the pandemic, but die from the suffering, what kind of country is this?”

People are prohibited from going to Shenzhen 

The COVID-19 pandemic in many parts of China is spreading. After the long National Day holiday, positive cases in Shenzhen continue to increase, and most of them are people from outside the city.

For five consecutive days, Shenzhen has added 105 new positive cases, 75 positive cases are from outside the city.

Shenzhen authorities officially announced that the cases from October 9 are mostly infected with mutant strains of omicron BF.7, BA.2.76 and BA.2.2, in which mutant strain BF.7 was detected for the first time in Shenzhen. BF.7 spreads rapidly, is highly infectious, and has a shorter incubation interval, which can easily cause widespread infection.

Currently, Shenzhen residents are required to have a 48-hour negative nucleic acid certificate. Anyone coming to Shenzhen must be “tested 3 times in 3 days” and must have a 48-hour negative nucleic acid certificate.

People coming from high-risk areas will have to be quarantined for seven days. People arriving from medium-risk areas will have to quarantine at home for seven days. People coming from areas with community outbreaks will have to quarantine at home for three days, and monitor their health for four days. People arriving from areas with significant community transmission will be required to quarantine at home for three days.

Faced with the serious pandemic situation in Shenzhen, in recent days, authorities have added high and medium-risk areas.

As of 5:30 p.m. on October 15, Shenzhen has a total of 48 high-risk areas, 37 medium-risk areas, and 16 low-risk areas. According to Shenzhen government regulations, residents in high-risk areas are not allowed to leave home. Residents in the medium-risk area must not leave the area. Residents in low-risk areas “are not allowed to gather.”

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