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Chinese COVID-19 patients allegedly forced to quarantine in metal boxes

The Chinese government is now forcing COVID-19 patients to quarantine in metal boxes for at least two weeks.

In several social media posts, videos show lines of metal boxes with workers in full protective gear walking around the quarantine camps.

According to NDTV, individuals suspected of contracting the virus are being told to leave their homes and head to quarantine camps as part of China’s zero COVID rule.

In a Twitter thread from @songpinganq videos of the quarantine camps so both inside and outside the living quarters, the food, and reports of children being locked up alone and without their parents or guardians. Additionally, pregnant women are said to be among those in quarantine.

The thread also explains that the Chinese government is taking people to quarantine camps in the middle of the night, and that Chinese citizens are being forced to pay for their stay themselves.

The boxes are furnished with a wooden bed and a toilet. The Daily mail reported that people are being crammed in these cells for as long as two weeks, even if only one person tests positive in their locality. 

China is using mandatory track and trace apps to determine close contacts and quarantine them quickly. News has spread of a pregnant woman who miscarried as a result of being denied access to medical treatment while in strict lockdown.

As of now, nearly 20 million people are confined to their homes and cannot leave. All of this comes as Beijing prepares to host the Winter Olympics in February 2022.

ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: DNAINDIA.COM

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