Shanghai: Protests simmered in Shanghai today morning as several Chinese residents push back against heavy COVID-19 curbs nearly three years into the pandemic. The lockdown and restrictions as left Chinese in exasperation and if it continued, it might send the economy into a tailspin.
Earlier on Thursday, a fire in a high-rise building in Urumqi, the capital region of Xinjiang region, killed 10 people and sparked widespread public outrage as residents could not escape the building in time as the building was partially lock down.
Residents gathered on Saturday night in the country’s most populous and financial hub, Shanghai for a vigil that turned into a protest in the early hours of Sunday. National Health Commission reported, China reported 35,183 new COVID-19 infections on November 25, 3473 were symptomatic and 31,709 asymptomatic.
China is battling a surge in infections that prompted lockdowns and other restrictions in cities across China. Even as world is trying to coexist with coronavirus, Beijing is adhering to a zero-COVID policy.