All levels of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) system have increased restrictions on mainland people in the name of disease prevention and control, resulting in frequent occurrences of absurd incidents. On October 29, the topic concerning Zhengzhou citizens stranded while camping due to the epidemic, and forced to survive in the wilderness for two weeks was posted on the hot search page of Baidu, causing Netizens excited discussions.

A man shared a video on October 28 saying that a group of them had been camping on the banks of the Huang He River, but as they were on their way home, the pandemic outbreak in Zhengzhou put the entire city on lockdown, and they were trapped.

Finding themselves suddenly in a desperate situation, the men had no choice but to return to the campsite by the Huang He River and build a cottage to “survive in the moors.”

The man showed netizens his breakfast in a makeshift kitchen—a pot with red tilapia (fish).

The man sighed, “It’s unbelievable.” He and his friends had been in the wilderness by the river for two weeks.

Initially, they used camping supplies, such as eggs and some fruit, and then kneaded dough to make cakes.

Luckily, kind people nearby also sent them some living supplies. To meet their cooking needs, they were “self-sufficient,” gathering seeds in the wild and catching some stranded fish.

The man said that for now, they do not have to worry about food but are very afraid of the cold and rain.

On this issue, netizens have hotly discussed, “It’s getting more and more absurd.”

“The people of Guiyang have gone fishing in the river, and fishing has become a way of survival in the wilderness. I don’t know when I will be able to return home.”

“(The authorities) Forcing people everywhere, not letting them go home.”

“Use chains to lock the door, block people at home, block pedestrians when they go out, even isolate them on the spot. When they go to the toilet, they are also isolated on the spot. When will COVID be completely eradicated? “

“In wartime, it is always necessary to be ready to eat tree bark and dig up wild vegetables.”

Before and after the 20th National Congress, the Chinese Communist Party tightened epidemic prevention measures. Most areas are subject to stricter restrictions from Wuhan to Guangzhou and Fuzhou in the south and then to Xining and Lhasa in the northwest. Communities are closed, forcing residents to stay at home.

At the same time, various tragedies occurred in many places. People in Xinjiang, Tibet, Xining in Qinghai, Zhengzhou in Henan, have asked for help online .

Students at the Neimeng University of Technology were trapped on the subway in poor conditions, and their calls for help were repeatedly blocked. Nighttime temperatures in Lanzhou, Gansu dropped to 4 degrees Celsius, and people were isolated in the outdoor parking lot. Wuhan reopened large-scale quarantine shelters due to disease outbreaks and closed communities. According to the latest report from Nomura Securities, as of October 24, 28 cities in China are implementing lockdown measures of varying degrees. The affected areas include more than 200 million people, with a cost to China’s GDP of about $3.5 trillion (25.6 trillion yuan).

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