While the world moves farther away from lockdowns and the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies have finally admitted that they cause far more harm than good – China is doing the exact opposite and has now locked down parts of its capital city, Beijing.
After only seventy-four positive cases of covid-19, the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) has ordered that several areas of the city, including residential neighborhoods, be put into lockdown.
Even the most popular part of the city, famous for its shopping and nightlife – the Sanlitun area – was shut down and 123 “non-essential” businesses were forced to shut their doors.
Sanlitun is in the Chaoyang district and is home to more than 3.5 million residents – authorities will continue to test the population for covid.
The capital had only just come out of a lockdown, which went on for five weeks, and parks, schools, shopping centers and restaurants were all shut down and public transport was suspended.
The latest outbreak was apparently started at a super-spreader event, by one man who had visited a 24-hour bar, several other nightclubs, and a supermarket.
Natural News reported:
Authorities have warned that the current omicron-driven COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing is “ferocious.” However, they have not yet announced city-wide lockdown measures. Locals, meanwhile, fear a never-ending cycle of lockdowns – and assurances of a more targeted approach have failed to allay their fears.
The Chinese capital’s draconian approach to addressing COVID-19 lines up with the Chinese Communist Party’s continued adherence to zero-COVID. Other countries that initially espoused lockdowns during the early days of the pandemic have subsequently dropped most restrictions and adopted a “living with COVID” approach.
China, however, has not – explaining that a more relaxed approach could overwhelm its healthcare system.
Beijing Evening News, a state-run tabloid denounced the outbreak at the supermarket – famous for people falling asleep while drinking the cheap alcohol it sells – and attributed the infections to “loopholes and complacency in epidemic prevention.”
The tabloid further warned that if the outbreak continues, the “consequences could be serious, and would be such that nobody would want to see.”
“At a time when normality in the city is being restored, the fall of Heaven Supermarket means the hardship and effort of countless people have been in vain,” stated the outlet.
Mac Slavo of SHTFPlan.com, disagrees.
“There is still an obvious attempt to panic the masses into compliance and acceptance of concentration camps – aptly named ‘quarantine camps’ – and the domination and control of their lives by a sociopathic bunch of tyrants who want everyone to roll over and willingly accept their slavery,” he wrote on June 14.
“Sadly, most have. [But] many are beginning to understand that there is to be a never-ending cycle of lockdowns, compliance, and control leading to permanent enslavement of humanity under a Chinese-like system.”
He concluded his piece by saying that “the ruling class will continue locking people down and tossing them in camps until people stand together and refuse to comply.”