– I’m sad and bored. I try to stay busy and work 11 to 12 hours a day, but I still feel distracted for a short time.
Claudia, who lives in Shanghai, tells TV2. He did not want to come forward with his full name for fear of facing negative repercussions from the Chinese authorities.
For more than two years, the Chinese have been living in the world with some severe coronary restrictions.
At the same time as Norway reopened, China’s largest city, Shanghai, closed again.
On Monday, March 28, authorities decided that the city of 26 million people should be completely closed.
– I’m not allowed to leave my apartment, says Claudia, originally from Peru. He has been living in Shanghai since 2017.
Goal of zero infection
The reason for the strike, which currently has no deadline, is the eruption of the Omigron variant, which began in early March.
Since the onset of the epidemic, China has had a zero infection strategy.
– Omigron is light, but spreads very fast. Even if you close borders to other parts of the world, zero infection is possible, but the problem with China is that the vaccination rate for them is very low. Rebecca Cox tells TV2 that they need to release booster doses.
He is a professor and chairman of the Influenza Center at the University of Bergen.
According to Reuters 91 percent of Chinese people receive two doses of the coronary vaccine.
Strict restrictions have caused frustration among the Chinese people CNN.
The newspaper writes that residents are struggling to obtain basic necessities such as food and medicine.
This confirms Claudia. On a Chinese processor called WeChat, she talks to a neighbor.
– Most people have what they need, but those with small children are starting to switch to diapers and breast milk as an alternative. There are also those who have started to get food little by little. We exchange with each other within the block here.
Earlier this week, he switched from flour and noodles to meat and eggs.
– At the same time it’s a bad thing, I feel lucky. I have no children, no pets, no elderly people, I take care of them. it’s me.
Corona fills hospitals
With high infection rates and the need for everyone with a proven infection to go to the hospital, the capacity of the hospital to explode regardless of the symptom picture.
– It feels ridiculous that they have sweets. There may be an idea of infection control behind the measures, but it is a great way to control the population. This is a way to isolate people, says Professor Rebecca Cox.
In March, a nurse died when she was sent home without treatment at the hospital where she worked.
Another resident died in his own home due to ill health because the hospital did not have the capacity to treat him.
Do not walk the dog
Vicky lives in Taiwan, a suburb of Shanghai.
– I live in a relatively good neighborhood and have received vegetable bags from the authorities. The hardest thing right now is that Vicky, who does not want to say her full name, says I can not go walking with the dog. Al Jazeera.
This dog belongs to Vicky’s friend and he is suffering from heart disease and has been admitted to the hospital.
– She looks at me with big puppy eyes and tells me to go outside, and I do not understand how I can explain to her that we can not go for a walk, or I will not be angry if she urinates inside.
Not only Vicky in Shanghai, she sits inside with pets who want to be outside. The video below was shared on Twitter via VPN to avoid a ban by Chinese authorities on the sharing service.
The video is written above:This is how Shanghai residents go for a walk with their dogs.
The deadline is unknown
All victims in China must go to a hospital or isolated facility. The facility was nearing maximum capacity earlier this week, and infection rates continue to rise.
As of Wednesday, 20,000 new cases had been reported in the country – and only in Shanghai, CNN reports. Two deaths have been reported so far due to the increase in infection.
The previous day, 16,000 cases had been reported, but only 311 of them showed signs of illness, Al Jazeera reports.
Initially, the eastern part of the city was to be closed for four days. Then Shanghai was to be closed to the west.
Residents in the East were told they had to stay indoors for a few hours before leaving their apartments for the first time.
The state-owned news channel writes that more than 30,000 health professionals and 2,000 soldiers have been sent to the city to enforce curfew orders and mandatory testing. Xinhua.
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