China is stepping up epidemic prevention and control in all regions when the Lunar New Year comes. However, in some areas, epidemic prevention policies for returnees are not appropriate, as they must be isolated for seven days after they return home.

According to Chinese-language media Da Ji Yuan, Wang Lei said that he drove his wife and son home from a town in Yongkang City, Zhejiang, on Jan. 12. His family had to sign a commitment to isolate him for seven days at home. After the expiration of the time limit, he was arrested again for another seven days and put in concentrated isolation.

He said he and his family were dragged away without prior notice, without preparing clothes or anything. The accommodation was free. However, they had to buy outside food at the cost of about $29.

Wang Lei thinks that this approach is not effective. He said that he and the others had conducted nucleic acid tests continuously but found nothing. Nevertheless, they were put in centralized isolation. If someone gets infected and they all live in the same hotel, it’s very vulnerable.”

Li Qiang used to work in Huyi District, an epidemic-free village, and he was allowed to return to Hanzhong city after completing a nucleic acid test and obtaining a certificate. However, they did not read his papers when he arrived and took him to the hotel for centralized isolation.

Li then had to pay for his meals and hotel expenses. After 14 days, a person will spend more than $316. In addition, he spent $224 during the quarantine in Xi’an, and the total cost was over $660.

He said he just felt that they were making money. Those returning home with low risk can isolate at home. However, everyone must stay in a fully booked hotel for 14 days,

Radio Free Asia reported that the government’s order to close the city to prevent the epidemic had caused enormous damage to fundamental human rights.

Weeks of lockdown in Xi’an did not prevent the spread of the virus, and the Delta strain and Omicron strain have spread to most parts of China, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Henan, Hebei, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Sichuan, Heilongjiang and more.

Many experts believe that if the Chinese regime continues to do this, the economic damage caused is very unpredictable.

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