Translation: Jenny Ball
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A street scene from the fence of a blocked compound during a lockdown in Shanghai’s
Jing’an district on May 1st, 2022. (Hector Retamal/AFP)

Shanghai has been under siege for more than a month, and secondary disasters are occurring on a daily basis. A South Korean man in his 40s was recently discovered dead in his Shanghai apartment. The South Korean consulate general in Shanghai is currently involved in the investigation and has asked the Chinese side to determine the cause of the man’s death.

According to a May 5th report in South Korea’s “Chosun Ilbo,” the body of a man in his 40s, A, was discovered in an apartment in Shanghai’s Minhang District. The man works for a large distribution company and was living alone in Shanghai.

The South Korean man has been living alone in his apartment since the lockdown began in April because he is unable to work at the company. The community office stated that because the man did not participate in the nucleic acid test in the community, they went to his flat and discovered him dead.

Yoo Jae-run, a former senior executive of Samsung Group who has lived in Shanghai for many years, confirmed the above news, according to a report by the French Broadcasting Corporation on May 4th.

Yoo Jae-run stated that the man worked in a well-known South Korean bakery. He was born in 1978 and lived in Shanghai by himself. According to Yoo Jae-run, the cause of his death is still unknown. The South Korean consulate stated that it would work with CCP police to conduct an extensive investigation. However, as far as I am aware, the South Korean consulate attempted to obstruct the news. “It wasn’t until I broke the story to the South Korean media that the consulate publicly stated that it would look into it.” “I believe that even if he has a heart attack, he will not die from it if there is no lockdown closure.”

What was the most unbearable thing for him during the Shanghai lockdown? Yoo Jae-run said, “I don’t know if you’ve ever been in prison. There is a fixed sentence period in prison. One year is one year, and two years is two years. But when will this lockdown end? There is no fixed time, no one knows when it will be over! “

On May 4, “Yi Wei” posted, “The South Korean who was found dead yesterday was a senior chef of an international dessert shop.” He was in his early 40s. He was healthy and introverted. Some people in the community group said it was an “abnormal death.” Other South Koreans in the chat group said that he has been very active, organizing group purchases for everyone since April and also buying desserts for everyone and caring for everyone.

The CCP follows the “Zero-COVID” policy. Since Shanghai’s lockdown, a slew of secondary disasters and humanitarian crises have erupted. People are unable to obtain food or visit a doctor, and their lives are in jeopardy. People of all socioeconomic backgrounds died as a result of their inability to seek medical treatment, and some committed suicide.

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