Residents of Shanghai Experience Food Shortages Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

China is continuing it’s zero-Covid strategy after spikes of the Delta and Omicron variant. The city began a partial lockdown toward the end of March. The Eastern half of the city began a lockdown during the end of March, while the Western half would start the protocols on April 1.

Shanghai has reported over 130,000 positive cases with zero deaths. That number may not be accurate, since China has a history of distorting and lying about its Covid numbers.

Shanghai residents have taken to social media to express their desperate lockdown conditions. Residents who order food for delivery are being denied because the suppliers cannot meet the demand. One woman in a quarantine camp reported that she’s only been given “folk remedies” for medicine.

She reported:

“The staff have had to deal with all kinds of things from the occasional fight [among patients] and water running low.”

One executive at an equity firm stated:

“It doesn’t matter how much money you have or are willing to spend, you can’t get steady access to food.”

Some residents have taken to the street to express their frustrations with the lockdowns.

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