Watch | COVID-19: China locks citizens behind iron bars as Delta variant surge

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Aug 13, 2021, 04:19 PM(IST)

Chinese officials in hazmat suits locking residents inside their homes amid Delta surge. Photograph:( ANI )

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According to a Taiwan News report, if someone is discovered to have opened their door more than three times, the authorities will lock them inside.

Videos of Chinese officials keeping citizens inside their houses have appeared on social media as the Delta variation of COVID-19 spreads.

Multiple videos emerged on Weibo, Twitter, and YouTube showing hazmat workers slamming iron bars over people's doors to prevent them from leaving.

According to a Taiwan News report, if someone is discovered to have opened their door more than three times, the authorities will lock them inside.

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As shown in a Twitter photo, people wearing full PPE gear can be seen hammering large metallic bars over a doorway in an X pattern at a house.

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On Monday, China reported 143 new cases, up from 125 the day before.

According to authorities, the highly transmissible delta form is mostly responsible for China's recent clusters.

The National Health Commission said that 108 of the new confirmed illnesses, the largest number since Jan. 20, were locally transmitted, up from 94 the day before, while the rest were imported.

Most local infections were in the eastern province of Jiangsu and the central province of Henan.

(With inputs from agencies)

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