What the?? This video taken yesterday in Shanghai, China, by the father of a close friend of mine. She verified its authenticity: People screaming out of their windows after a week of total lockdown, no leaving your apartment for any reason. pic.twitter.com/iHGOO8D8Cz
— Patrick Madrid ✌ (@patrickmadrid) April 9, 2022
Many shared the video that went viral amid the harsh censorship of the Chinese authorities. Patrick, a journalist and radio presenter who shared the video on Twitter, wrote: “This video was shot yesterday in Shanghai, China, by the father of a close friend of mine. Ha verified its authenticity: people screaming from their windows after a week of complete locking, not leaving the apartment for any reason That she is “.
Eric Feigl-Ding, a Harvard epidemiologist who has a family in China and since the onset of the plague has been consistently updating his more than 700,000 followers on developments on the Corona, tweeted: “Screaming after 7 consecutive days of city closure. Fears there will be big problems.” Chinese journalist Alice translated the instructions of the drone that hovered in the background: “Please abide by the restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. “Do not open the window and do not sing.”
Residents in #Shanghai screaming from high rise apartments after 7 straight days of the city lockdown. The narrator worries that there will be major problems. (in Shanghainese dialect—he predicts people can’t hold out much longer—he implies tragedy).pic.twitter.com/jsQt6IdQNh
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) April 10, 2022
As seen on Weibo: Shanghai residents go to their balconies to sing & protest lack of supplies. A drone appears: “Please comply w covid restrictions. Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open the window or sing.” https://t.co/0ZTc8fznaV pic.twitter.com/pAnEGOlBIh
– Alice Su (@aliceysu) April 6, 2022
There are currently about 200,000 patients in Shanghai with the majority (more than 90%) asymptomatic, less than 1% of all Shanghai residents. Yesterday (Tuesday) the authorities announced the release of the closure in a number of districts in the city that are considered low-risk areas.