【The Epoch Times, April 25, 2022】Shanghai EpidemicSince the outbreak, the containment measures have been continuously upgraded. A few days ago, the authorities implemented the “lockdown control area and building”hard isolation”, blocked roads and gates with barbed wire and hard steel plates. Later, there was news that the urban area occurredfire.
On the evening of April 23, Pudong Fire Protection announced that an electric meter box occurred in the stairwell of No. 38, Lane 85, Changdao Road.fireThe fire was extinguished by the community staff before the fire arrived at the scene, and no one was injured.
The chat and chat pictures of local residents showed that the fire broke out in the ship community.Some people reported that due to the road closure by the authorities, the community was closed, and thehard isolationI feel that the whole building is burnt and the fire trucks can’t get in.
The fire occurred on the evening of the 23rd when the authorities introduced a “hard quarantine”.
Caixin.com reported that Pudong will implement “hard isolation” measures on the closed areas and buildings from the 23rd, including the use of color steel plates or barbed wire to cut off streets in closed communities and roads between towns and towns, leaving only the main road. (Fast lane) through.
The “hard isolation” measure for buildings is to close the gate of the positive unit and the entire building where it is located with hard isolation facilities such as color steel plates or barbed wire, and only open an emergency door for epidemic prevention personnel to enter and exit. .
This means that there is at least one positive infection in the building and all residents are not allowed to leave their homes.
Not only Pudong, but also some areas of Puxi have begun to adopt this kind of “hard isolation” measures, including many communities in Xuhui District and Minhang District.
Online video showed workers in hazmat suits blocking the entrance to the community and the entire street with a green fence about two meters high. (click to seevideo)
Some building exits were blocked by iron nets. (click to seevideo)Netizens bluntly said that this is an “iron cage”, and Shanghai has become a big cityiron cage.
Some residents resisted at the site where the iron net was erected, preventing workers from construction. (click to seevideo) There are also angry Shanghai citizens tearing down the hard-separated barbed wire. (click to seevideo)
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, Shanghai has been partially closed at the end of March, and has been completely closed since April 1, which has caused a large number of secondary disasters. Numerous videos, images and written accounts have been uploaded online and on social media, showing Shanghai residents starving without food, unable to seek medical care, losing jobs and income, family separations, and poor isolation conditions. Cases of death, suicide, etc., due to the closure and control of the epidemic, cannot be treated normally. The information was closely monitored and censored by the authorities, and much of the content was removed.
Responsible editor: Li Muen#