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Covid-19: thousands of Beijing residents forcibly placed in quarantine – Le Figaro


More than 13,000 residents of a residential complex were taken away in the middle of the night after the discovery of 26 cases of Covid in their residence. More than 13,000 residents of the Nanxinyuan residential complex in southeast Beijing were forcibly quarantined overnight from Friday to Saturday after 26 cases of Covid-19 were found in their residence. According to images and an official notice widely shared on social media, they were transported, although tested negative, overnight to isolation hotels and threatened with reprisals if they resisted. Read alsoIn the hell of an expatriate confined to Shanghai: “I saw positive cases being forcibly taken away, wrapped in tape” “Experts have decided that all residents of Nanxinyuan will be subject to quarantine from from midnight on May 21 for seven days,” reads an announcement from the Chaoyang district health authorities. “Please cooperate or you will face legal consequences,” they added. SEE ALSO – The WHO considers China’s zero Covid policy “unsustainable” and advocates a “different strategy” “The same as in Shanghai” Photos on social media showed hundreds of people queuing with their luggage in the dark to board buses in front of the residence. “Some of us have been locked up for 28 days since April 23, and we’ve all tested negative since then,” a resident complained on Weibo. “Many of my neighbors are elderly or have young children.” Residents were asked to pack their clothes and essentials, and told their homes were going to be sanitized, according to discussions on Weibo. Read alsoCovid-19: in Shanghai confined for more than a month, the dull anger at the diehard Chinese communist regime China is carrying out a draconian policy of “zero Covid”: border closures, massive tests, confinements of entire cities and forced quarantines for contact cases. Beijing is facing its biggest outbreak of contamination since the start of the pandemic. The Omicron variant has infected more than 1,300 people since the end of April, leading to the indefinite closure of restaurants, schools and tourist sites. Last month, thousands of Shanghai residents were sent to makeshift quarantine centers hundreds of miles away as the metropolis of 25 million battled an outbreak. “It’s exactly the same as in Shanghai, the first step is to cut off the water and electricity, then to demand keys… then to disinfect the houses. Electrical appliances, wooden furniture, clothes, food… they are all ruined”, can we read in a comment that displayed more than 300 likes. SEE ALSO – China at an impasse in the zero Covid strategy

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