26 million people in Shanghai have been under total COVID lockdown since April 5. Food supplies are said to be running low as China’s government struggles to cope with COVID-19 cases.
21,000 positive cases were registered in the city on Friday, as authorities ramped up a severe mass testing program.
Chinese government censors have taken down videos and articles critical of the lockdown, but this hasn’t stopped information leaking out from Chinese social media.
Some people have been completely barred from leaving their homes to get supplies for more than two weeks. Food delivery apps are showing up as completely out of stock, pushing many to breaking point.
A pet corgi was filmed getting beaten to death by a health worker after its owner reportedly tested positive for COVID in Shanghai on Friday.