China Coronavirus: Shanghai Residents Risk Punishment for Breaching Lockdown

Each night under the cover of darkness, Shanghai resident Zhang Hongyan and her neighbours conduct barter transactions to get essentials which are in short supply due to the city’s coronavirus lockdown. The residents conduct their bartering at night to avoid being caught outside their homes by authorities who enforce strict penalties for anyone caught breaking lockdown.

This isn’t getting talked about near enough in the national media. And that’s probably partly because there’s a new occupant in the White House.

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