【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: Youlanzide  Translator: SPS

On May 23, it has been one month since the Omicron epidemic broke out in Beijing, but it has not yet achieved social zero-COVID. At present, nine districts have implemented “upgrading management and control,” adopted the principle of “unnecessary, no move,” and adopted working from home.

According to the Epoch Times report, on the 23rd, Beijing officially upgraded the control. In addition to Haidian, Chaoyang, Fengtai, Shijingshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi, Changping, Fangshan, and Mentougou also implemented “upgrading management and control”. From the 23rd to the 28th, based on the principle of “unnecessary, no move”, working from home will be adopted.

In addition, positive patients have also appeared in the Dongcheng District of Beijing recently, and all areas of Oriental Plaza have been designated as lockdown and controlled areas.

The photo shows Beijing under epidemic lockdown on May 22, 2022. (Photo from NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Beijing officials admit that at present, Beijing has not yet achieved zero-COVID on the social side and has repeatedly screened out infected people from the “social side”. On the 22nd, 17 cases were officially reported from the social side (non-controlled areas), involving multiple shopping malls, including courier delivery staff, shopping mall personnel, etc.

According to the latest official notification from Beijing, from 0:00 to 24:00 on May 22, Beijing added 83 local confirmed cases and 16 asymptomatic infections. Beijing’s high-pressure lockdown policy has continued for one month, but the number of new infections is still increasing. Is it really effective to insist on the so-called “zero-COVID” policy, and what is the intention of such a “zero-COVID” policy?

Reference link:

1個月難清零 北京9區提升管控級別

Edited & Posted by: Ranting