CHILLING footage has emerged showing angry Chinese officials BOLT residents into their homes amid a draconian crackdown on Covid-19.
Horrifying videos on Chinese social media show residents refusing to hand over their house keys under the crazy virus laws and having wires drilled in their doors to prevent them from leaving the house.
The insane measures were carried out in the northern province of Hebei, according to independent publication Caixin Global.
However, the videos sparked outrage online as social media users feared the measures could be deadly as residents would be unable to leave their homes in an emergency.
One angry user wrote on Weibo: “I’m so angry. They really don’t treat people like people.”
Amid the backlash, Qianan County authorities blamed individual residential communities for their “simple and radical means” of keeping Covid at bay.
Referring to the Chinese app WeChat, the Qianan Pandemic Prevention and Control Office said: “We are investigating and will change the policy.
“We are also exploring the possibility of installing alarms to replace current methods.”
In the same county, angry authorities banned farmers from working in the fields to stem the spread of the beetle.
Despite best efforts, videos later emerged showing people sneaking out to plow their fields in the middle of the night.
Millions others remain under various forms of lockdown across China, where the rapid spread of the Omicron variant is wreaking havoc on the country’s ludicrous zero-Covid policy.
On Tuesday, the regime further tightened Covid-related restrictions by barring certain residents from leaving the city.
Neighborhoods were classified as “medium” and “high risk” for transmission of Covid so the regime could keep an eye on them.
Residents were then told they would be “held legally responsible” if they dared to leave Beijing and spread the virus.
The city has also closed dozens of subway stations to combat Covid.
Shanghai — with a population of 26.3 million — remains China’s Covid epicenter.
On Tuesday, 4,982 new infections were reported in the Covid-hit metropolis, out of a total of 5,428 new transmissions across the country.
Meanwhile, in downtown Zhengzhou, which has a population of 10 million, the government announced city-wide Covid testing and a partial lockdown after only reporting several cases.
Enslaved residents from the main areas of the city were now under partial lockdown from May 4 to May 10, the regime said.
This prompted a rush to shops as residents panicked to buy essentials to get through the seven-day lockdown.
Videos circulating on the internet showed congested streets and overcrowded supermarkets.
Fears followed that there would be a repeat of the lockdown in Shanghai, where residents have complained of insufficient food supplies during the weeks-long lockdown.
One Weibo lamented, “It’s sad that more and more terrible things are happening because of Covid prevention.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5267266/china-bolt-residents-into-homes-covid-lockdown/ Terrifying footage shows Chinese officials BOLTing residents into their homes as part of the draconian Covid crackdown