Guangdong is a coastal province of southeast China, bordering Hong Kong and Macau. The COVID pandemic in Guangdong is getting worse. Officials in the area said they will do more to build more Fangcang shelter hospitals or COVID makeshift or mobile hospitals.

And an “Emergency Grave Relocation Announcement” in Shenquan Town, Huilai County, Guangdong Province, caused widespread online debate.

Quoting the provincial party committee, the announcement claims that every county must build a shelter hospital. In addition, to build the shelter hospital to the fullest extent in Huilai County, the tombs in Shennong Village in Shenquan Town must be requisitioned and migrated.

Accordingly, the grave owner or relatives of the grave owner must move the grave within 20 two days of being warned. Those graves that have not been moved out by the deadline will be called “unowned graves” and will be forced to move altogether. The consequences then lie on the shoulder of the grave owners.

Besides, another announcement from Shenquan Township in Huilai County also said that “buildings and young crops” in the same area will be taken away in a compulsory manner. Villagers have no choice but to sign up for compensation. 

According to Nanfang Daily, Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, is rushing to build more shelter hospitals and quarantine facilities. For example, there will be 7,000 beds at a Fangcai Hospital in Tianhe District. The construction team will build it around the clock in three shifts, nonstop, 24 hours a day.

At a press conference on Wednesday, November 23, Zhang Yi, the deputy director of the Guangzhou Municipal Health and Health Commission, said that Guangzhou has opened 19 new shelter hospitals. 

But tragedies happen too. According to Caixin, Nansha Stadium in Guangzhou was turned into a COVID hospital. Some stories are too heartbreaking to be told, and the suffering of the Chinese people under these extreme measures is too great. Some can never recover from the psychological trauma suffered after staying in these facilities. 

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