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Shanghai residents take to social media over lockdown, demand explanation

Shanghai's distribution of millions of self-administered antigen testing kits to detect cases quickly, which China only approved this month, has also sown some confusion and fear

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Frustrated and locked down, residents of Shanghai have taken to social media to vent, questioning the practicality of persisting with China’s zero-tolerance approach to Covid-19 in its most populous city.

In the home to 26 million people, videos and images of crowded quarantine centres were shared as authorities extended lockdown from the east of the city to parts of the west, posting calls for help with medical treatment and purchasing food.

One video widely shared on Chinese social media featured an angry exchange between a group of patients and hazmat suit-clad healthcare workers at the vast Shanghai World Expo Center

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mar 31 2022 | 1:55 AM IST

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