Frustration grows in Shanghai, China amid harsh coronavirus lockdowns

Frustration is simmering in Shanghai, as residents grow dissatisfied with weeks of a strict coronavirus lockdown.

On Chinese social media, web users fought Saturday to share a six-minute video clip called April’s Voice.

The footage showed a panorama of the city’s empty streets, while also the voices of local residents complaining about the lack of food and medicine that plagued the city.

Shanghai recently reported 12 COVID-19 deaths yesterday.
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Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walk on a street next to an apartment building during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in Shanghai's Jing'an District on April 23, 2022.
Residents of Shanghai, China, complained of food shortages as authorities imposed a strict lockdown.
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Officers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) stand on a street during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in the Jing'an District of Shanghai on April 23, 2022.
Shanghai residents are reportedly receiving limited food and medical rations.
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A tired medical worker sits along an empty street in Shanghai, China.
A tired medical worker sits along an empty street in Shanghai, China.
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Residents conduct a mandatory COVID-19 test in Shanghai, China on April 22, 2022.
Residents conduct a mandatory COVID-19 test in Shanghai, China on April 22, 2022.
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However, netizens faced opposition from China’s army of internet censors, who fought all morning to remove the video. Some comments, I managed to stay.

“I can only say that if you don’t want to even hear a small amount of real voices, it’s really hopeless,” said one frustrated social media user.

The city has faced a brutal lockdown in an effort to stem the latest wave of the coronavirus. Shanghai recorded 12 new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday. The average age of the victims was 88 and none of them had been vaccinated.

Patients' beds in a makeshift hospital in Shanghai, China.
Patients’ beds in a makeshift hospital in Shanghai, China.
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People walk through a residential community under lockdown in Shanghai, China, April 23, 2022.
Chinese censors are said to be deleting any comments critical of the COVID-19 lockdowns on social media.
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Management personnel sort food delivered to a residential community under lockdown in Shanghai, China, April 23, 2022.
Workers sort food that will be delivered to residents in Shanghai, China.
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A delivery worker brings food to an enclosed residential community in Shanghai, China, April 23, 2022.
A delivery worker brings food to an apartment in Shanghai, China on April 23, 2022.
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A girl is swabbed in her mouth for a COVID-19 test in Shanghai, China on April 22, 2022.
A girl is tested for COVID-19 in Shanghai, China on April 22, 2022.
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