While Mandates Fall Everywhere Else, China Doubles Down On Them

Globally, and especially here in the US, the COVID-19 pandemic is winding down (to the extent that it ever really existed).

Not so in China, where “Zero COVID” is enforced with a vengeance even now.

Li Fei (pseudonym), a regime clerk at Shatou community in Shenzhen, told the Chinese-language Epoch Times on March 2 that the regime sealed the residential buildings and compounds where new infections were reported using barbed wire. “We don’t allow any resident to escape from the sealed area.”

Li said that about 60,000 to 70,000 people live at Shangsha village in the community and all are locked in their homes.

China's attitude towards COVID remains “consequences be damned, we're doing lockdowns”.

The punch line in their sick joke of a public health policy? “Zero COVID” has had zero success:

On Thursday, China’s national health commission announced new domestic infections were reported in Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Hubei, Jilin, Shanghai, Guangxi, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces.