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Lockdowns in Shanghai




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Newscaster: “There’s signs of growing tension in Shanghai after a video emerged of a confrontation between police and people being forced out of their homes, as the city enters its third week of covid lockdown.

Clashes happened as police forcibly moved people out of residential compounds which are being turned into temporary, quarantine centers.

Our correspondent Robin Brandt reports from Shanghai.

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Three weeks into lockdown, some here in Shanghai are angry. In broad daylight, a confrontation the police up against the people.

Scenes like this have become increasingly unusual here — but then so is locking down almost 25 million people.

Head to toe in protective suits in an eastern district of the city, officers were forcing people out of their rented apartments, so they could turn them into temporary quarantine facilities, all in the name of a war against a resurgent covid.

But for some it was just too much — their homes sequestered, their desperation easy for all to hear.

A few miles away, there was an organized protest, a bold stand as the lockdown takes hold. In a country where you can be arrested for picking quarrels, they’re angry about a local school being turned into another quarantine facility.

Police with riot shields forced them off the streets in the end.

This was on a small scale. But it’s a sign of anger and frustration as this lockdown goes on. Larger scale social unrest is what the ruling communist party fears the most and would likely tolerate the least.

Robin Brandt, BBC News, Shanghai.

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Common Cold, Fever. Currently everything is normal in Shanghai. Everyday, people go to work and school and go shopping. True or false?

Flu, Influenza. Are Shanghai residents very happy? How do people in Shanghai feel?

Pneumonia. In the video the police are busy investigating, catching and arresting robbers, burglars and other criminals. Is this right or wrong? Are they wearing regular police uniforms?

Cough, Sneeze, Nausea. Can everyone just stay home and surf the internet? Does everyone just stay in their houses and go on social media and play games?

Headache, Stomachache. Are people cooperating with the authorities (police)? Do people agree with the police (authorities)?

Mumps, Measles, Chickenpox. What did the police do?

Sunburn, Heatstroke, Heat Exhaustion. Is the government happy with the situation? Are government officials laughing or are they worried?
Shiver, Frostbite, Hypothermia. Has there been a covid outbreak in your city? Is covid a serious problem in your town, city and country?

Smallpox, Whooping Cough. What has happened during the covid pandemic? What happened to shops, businesses, restaurants, companies and schools?

Overweight, Obesity, Diabetes. What did people have to do? Were there lockdowns and restrictions?

Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke. How do people feel? What do people think of the restrictions and lockdowns?

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Panic. What might happen in the future?

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia. What should people and governments do?

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