Wuhan residents shout 'fake' as Premier inspects a residential block
Quarantined Wuhan residents shout ‘fake, fake’ from their windows at Chinese Vice Premier to complain about being neglected during coronavirus outbreak
- A clip shows angry locals shouting ‘it’s all fake’ from the windows of their flats
- They claimed the local authorities pretended to deliver daily supplies to them
- Chinese Vice Premier was touring the isolated complex when she was heckled
- She has called for ‘an in-depth investigation’ after videos had emerged online
- The coronavirus-ravaged city has been on strict lockdown since January 23
Quarantined residents have been captured on camera yelling ‘fake, fake’ at a group of Beijing officials as they said authorities had neglected their daily needs.
Sun Chunlan, the Chinese Vice Premier, was leading the government team while touring the isolated complex in Qingshan District of Wuhan yesterday.
The officials were there to examine the anti-coronavirus operations carried out by local authorities, according to Chinese media.
The compound residents can be heard in a video shouting ‘people are paying for overpriced food’ and ‘it’s all fake’ from their flat windows.
Quarantined residents have been captured on camera yelling ‘fake, fake’ at a group of Beijing officials who are inspecting the residential compound in Qingshan District of Wuhan
Sun Chunlan (pictured), the Chinese Vice Premier, was touring an isolated complex in Qingshan District of Wuhan yesterday. She is seen here visiting a hospital in Wuhan
The quarantined residents claimed that the local authorities had pretended to deliver fresh vegetables and meat to them, according to reports.
Some could be heard yelling ‘formalism’, a term that has been used frequently in China to criticise ineffective measures taken by government representatives for the sake of their images.
The coronavirus-ravaged city has been under lockdown since January 23.
On February 11, the government enforced tighter quarantine measures on all residential complexes, with no one allowed to enter or leave. Local supermarkets have also stopped selling goods to individuals.
Sun Chunlan has called for ‘an in-depth investigation’ to address the issue today, according to a spokesperson. She is pictured leading a group of officials at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan
Since February 11, the coronavirus-hit city Wuhan has ordered lockdown on all residential complexes. A man is pictured wearing a mask and exercising near a makeshift barricade wall
Sun Chunlan is pictured inspecting a Wuhan hospital. She has been put in charge of the central government’s epidemic-control work in Wuhan since the epidemic broke out, it is reported
Communities in Wuhan are in charge of purchasing and delivering daily essentials to their residents.
Sun Chunlan has called for ‘an in-depth investigation’ to address the issue today, according to Ding Xiangyang, a spokesperson from the State Council.
When addressing the heckling, Ding Xiangyang said: ‘You have all seen the little videos on social media.’
The Chinese Vice Premier has also urged efforts at the community level in containing the COVID-19 epidemic and ensuring the daily supplies for Wuhan residents, the state media Xinhua reported.
Sun Chunlan has been put in charge of the central government’s epidemic-control work in Wuhan since the epidemic broke out, according to Chinese media.
The disease, formally known as COVID-19, has infected over 80,500 people in China including 3,042 deaths.
Worldwide, more than 100,000 people have been diagnosed and 3,400 coronavirus patients have died. A medical worker is pictured treating a patient at an isolation ward at a hospital
Professionals are pictured preparing to disinfect against the novel coronavirus in South Korea
Worldwide, more than 100,000 people have been diagnosed and 3,400 coronavirus patients have died.
Italy reported 41 deaths from the virus yesterday, bringing the death toll to 148, the second highest outside of China.
The total number of cases in the UK has reached 116 yesterday as the Department of Health confirmed the first coronavirus death on home turf last night, believed to be a woman in her 70s from Berkshire with underlying health conditions.
The total number of cases in the UK has reached 116 yesterday as the Department of Health confirmed the first coronavirus death last night. It is reported to be a woman in her 70s
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