Chinese residents in the city of Xi’an have taken to social media to complain that they are “starving” under the new Covid zero policy where they are not allowed to leave their homes
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Chinese residents living under an extreme Covid lockdown in the city of Xi’an claim they are facing starvation as they now allowed to already go out for food, it is reported.
Residents of the city with 13million inhabitants are only allowed out from their homes for medical emergencies or mass Covid testing rounds.
New stricter rules have come in as part of a crackdown in China – although only 175 Covid situations have been reported in Xi’an on Tuesday.
before a member from each household was allowed to go out every other day to buy food.
But Xi’an residents have taken to social media and said that they are “starving” due to the without of food obtainable to families.
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One person wrote on Weibo: “I’m about to be starved to death.
“There’s no food, my housing compound won’t let me out and I’m about to run out of moment noodles, please help!”
There were similar messages from other panic-stricken people in the city.
Another wrote: “I don’t want to hear any more about how everything is fine.
“So what if supplies are so abundant – they’re useless if you don’t truly give them to people.”
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The aim is for food deliveries to be made to people’s homes in the “controlled areas” over the coming days to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant.
The current rise in Covid situations in Xi’an is though thought to be caused by the Delta variant and led to strict measures introduced last Thursday in addition as mass testing.
So far this month there have been 810 Covid situations which is the largest number since the lockdown in Wuhan at the start of the pandemic.
Restrictions were further tightened on Monday this week while further mass testing took place.
It meant that vehicles were stopped from being used on roads by the city and anyone contravening the regulations could confront being detained and fined.
Large public areas of Xi’an have also been disinfected.
China’s “zero policy” for Covid with strict lockdowns and mass testing is thought to have been brought in with the Winter Olympics due to be held in Beijing.
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