China’s disastrous zero COVID policy: More than 500,000 in lockdown run out of food


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Several residents of Guiyang’s Huaguoyuan community, home to 500,000 people, said they were running out of food days after buildings were closed on September 3, according to postings on social media. Some were even on the verge of despair and were begging for food from their neighbors.

“An elderly resident in Huaguoyuan Area 1 hasn’t eaten anything for three days,” said a screenshot from messaging app WeChat posted on Weibo. “Please spread the word or send some food.”