According to the South China Morning Post, the United States embassy in Beijing said in a statement to American citizens on April 6 that ambassador Nicholas Burns and other diplomats in China were raising concerns with Chinese officials “directly” about its COVID-19 control measures.
These measures include “residential quarantines, mass testing, closures, transportation disruptions, lockdowns, and possible family separation.”
The embassy said, “We are actively working with and assisting our citizens experiencing disruptions related to recent COVID-19 outbreaks in China, particularly in the areas of Shanghai and Jilin.”
The statement came after one of China’s COVID-19 isolation policies was to separate babies from their parents after testing positive in Shanghai.
The policy has sparked great outrage among the populace. Therefore, diplomats from more than 30 countries have asked China not to take such a step.