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Customers try to escape from Ikea store
Ikea customers in Shanghai are shopping without thinking when health officials suddenly want an entire branch to close due to a suspected case of COVID-19. There are riotous scenes.
Customers will not forget Ikea’s visit to Shanghai soon: the Chinese health authority learned that one of the customers had contact with a person infected with Corona. The authorities then closed the Ikea branch without much ado.
This resulted in turbulent scenes: after visitors to Ikea learned that a turbo lockdown was being imposed on the branch, many fled. Health officials and security forces tried to lock people inside by closing the door of the shop.
Videos on social media showed a group of people pushing against security guards, preventing them from closing the door. Screams can be heard. The security guards were unable to withstand the attack and had to retreat.
6 year old boy as trigger
A 6-year-old visitor is said to have come in contact with a positive person. According to officials, “temporary control measures” were then taken, as the “Wertschaftswoche” writes.
The Shanghai Health Commission announced on Sunday that people would now have to be in quarantine for two days and monitored by authorities for the next five days.
The people of Shanghai have already felt the hard way of the government’s zero-Covid strategy, which has forced several million people to quarantine for several weeks in April and May.
Highest number of cases in three months
Since then, the government has regularly imposed regional lockdowns in buildings or entire districts. There are always scenes in which people panic.
Over the weekend, China reported the highest number of corona infections in three months. As the National Health Commission announced on Sunday, the country has recorded more than 2,400 infections. This is the highest price since May 12. Three quarters of cases are of infection in which affected people do not show any symptoms. (mrs)