People in China are more afraid of the lockdowns than of the coronavirus itself. And there are strong reasons for this, as can be seen in countless videos that are emerging from Shanghai and other places.
One of those videos gaining popularity on Twitter shows a woman being pinned down by a man for a Covid test.
Watch the video below:
The woman was forced to take a COVID test in China. https://t.co/2E5Ba0nf15
— Dr. True Fong_美国方博士 (@WeisheJiang) April 29, 2022
As the video begins, the woman is seen on the floor of what appears to be a testing center with a man on top of her. She screams and tries to resist the forced test, but the man pulls her hands under his knees and holds them there tightly.
He then forcibly opens the woman’s mouth and at that moment a health worker dressed in a hazmat suit takes a swab. DailyExpertNews cannot guarantee the authenticity of the video.
The video shocked the internet. “What an abomination how they subjugate the poor people,” one user tweeted. “This is all tragic, absolutely unbearable,” said another.
Other users posted more such videos, showing Chinese health workers forcibly entering an old man’s home for the mandatory Covid test last month.
Chinese government breaks this grandfather’s house to force him to take a mandatory Covid test. pic.twitter.com/oZ6dGMfFjt
— Songpinganq (@songpinganq) March 19, 2022
The video was first posted on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, and then started circulating on other platforms as well.
The location where the video was shot is unknown, but it comes at a time when residents of Shanghai have been under a strict lockdown for more than a month.
As a preventive measure, the Chinese capital Beijing has also closed more than 40 metro stations, about a tenth of the network and 158 bus lines. Most of the suspended stations and routes are in Chaoyang district, the epicenter of Beijing’s outbreak, a report in The Express Tribune said.
Twelve of Beijing’s 16 districts are conducting the second of three rounds of testing this week, after conducting three mass screenings last week.
Meanwhile, there is no end in sight to the lockdown in Shanghai.
After more than a month, most people in mainland China’s largest city and financial center are still not allowed to leave their residential complex.