The lockdown in Shanghai has been one of the harshest that the world has ever seen. In many cases, residents have alarms installed next to their doors that will go off if they attempt to leave. Many residents have been left without food and basic necessities. Is this what the left meant when they said we should have had a harsher lockdown here?
Earlier this week, the Vice Premier of Shanghai, Sun Chunlan, visited Shanghai in an attempt to boost morale. The Vice Premier was not warmly received. Instead, residents desperately shouted that they were ‘starving to death’ from their windows. Chunlan ignored their complaints as her convoy continued to walk by without addressing their concerns.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“When Sun Chunlan, a vice premier of the Chinese regime, visited Shanghai earlier this week, where tens of millions are under COVID-19 lockdown, she was greeted by residents shouting from their apartment windows: “There is no food left!” and “We are starving to death!”
Sun was accompanied by a swarm of local officials, cameramen, several vans with black tinted windows, and police vehicles. Yet the streets were empty. The residents could only view the envoy from their own apartments. Some were brave enough to shout from their windows or balconies. Someone called out to the officials, “Can you arrange some vegetables to be sent over?”
The officials, however, as seen in a video posted by residents in Jiading district, had no reaction whatsoever as if they did not hear anything.”
Shunlan has been tasked with staging high-profile visits to cities with high rates of covid infections since the pandemic broke out in the spring of 2020. Authorities have said that the lockdown will continue until May and could be extended longer.