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Shanghai protests food shortages during COVID-19 lockdown

Desperate Shanghai residents under strict lockdown over a COVID-19 outbreak protest food shortages and chant ‘We want supplies’ from their homes, video shows.

Recordings posted on Twitter showed people in the lockdown city slamming pots onto their balconies to denounce a shortage of food and other items, France24 reported.

“We want supplies,” the quarantined residents are said to have chanted.

In another Video posted on Chinese social media platform Weiboa drone appears to be warning residents to stop protesting.

“Please comply with COVID restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Don’t open the window and don’t sing,” the drone message said.

Other footage over the past few days showed residents grappling with security guards and medical staff in hazmat suits at some sites, with inmates shouting that they needed food.

Workers in PPE unload groceries from a truck.
Quarantined residents must order groceries or wait for government deliveries of vegetables, meat and eggs.
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Workers unload supplies.
A Shanghai resident said she and her parents had only received one food package distributed by local officials in the past 20 days.
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Almost all of Shanghai’s 26 million residents have been confined at home since last week as the city plans to test, trace and centrally quarantine all people who have tested positive for the virus amid the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

Only healthcare workers, volunteers, delivery workers and those with special permission can move freely under the No Tolerance policy.

The strict rules mean quarantined residents must order groceries or wait for government deliveries of vegetables, meat and eggs, the BBC reported.

COVID testing center.
Almost all of Shanghai’s 26 million residents have been confined at home since last week.
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Medical staff conduct COVID-19 tests for residents.
Shanghai aims to test, trace and centrally quarantine all those who test positive.
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Shanghai resident Lucy Lu, 41, said she and her parents had only received one food package distributed by local officials in the past 20 days, the Financial Times reported.

She had started a group chat to buy milk but had to cancel the order after a neighborhood committee refused to arrange couriers over fears of infection.

The government has acknowledged that there have been delays in distributing aid.

A health worker in full protective gear prepares to administer a COVID-19 test.
“Please comply with COVID restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom,” a drone message told residents.
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A staff member working at a makeshift hospital used for COVID-19 patients in Shanghai.
A worker at a makeshift hospital used for COVID-19 patients in Shanghai.
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“It is true that there are some difficulties in securing the supply of daily necessities,” Liu Min, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Trade Commission, said on Wednesday, the BBC reported.

With mail wires

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