New videos are popping up every day claiming to show suicides and animal killings in China amid the country’s COVID-19 lockdowns.
Several videos have gone viral on social media, one showing a couple falling dead from an apartment building in a suspected murder-suicide after the COVID-19 lockdowns destroyed the husband’s business. Another shows Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pandemic workers allegedly killed Pets belonging to infected residents.
CCP authorities began a two-stage lockdown of Shanghai and its 26 million people on March 28, and extended it on April 5 as COVID-19 cases continued to rise. Many residents have been banned from leaving their homes and struggled to access food as the city tests the population en masse and enforces strict quarantines.
Dozens of other Chinese cities have suffered the same fate in recent weeks. The viral video depicting the murder-suicide emerged from the city of Tianjin, according to The Daily Beast.
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Amendment: The video from another angle shows the man forcefully holding the woman and dragging her against her will. Before that, the two had a falling out. I’m not 100% sure what they said, but #Xi Jinpingthe name and #pandemic control was clearly mentioned. #CCPvirus https://t.co/7DPK0ZZOKI pic.twitter.com/A5fE1GMciQ
— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) April 4, 2022
In Shanghai, a video reportedly showed hundreds of people shouting from their windows at night to protest the lockdown measures. Another video compilation claims to show a number of suicides in recent weeks resulting from lockdown measures in the city, although this has not been verified.
What is the?? This video taken yesterday in Shanghai, China by the father of a close friend of mine. She verified its authenticity: people are screaming out the window after a week of total lockdown, don’t leave your apartment for any reason. pic.twitter.com/iHGOO8D8Cz
— Patrick Madrid✌🏼 (@patrickmadrid) April 9, 2022
A graphic video which has spread on social media shows workers picking up dead pets during quarantine. Several cities have reportedly ordered the killing of pets belonging to COVID-19 patients, over fears the animals could further spread the virus.
Shanghai. The Chinese government CONTINUE ad uccidere animali domestici con il pretesto della sua politica Zero Covid. pic.twitter.com/wy2ZUIgS02
—Gigi (@GigiA5965) April 9, 2022
A story of a woman who committed suicide in Shanghai has also gone viral on Chinese social media. The woman is believed to have taken her own life after her two-year-old child died in COVID-19 quarantine. (RELATED: ‘Control Your Soul’s Desire for Freedom’: Shanghai Lockdown Videos Roll George Orwell to His Grave)
Saturday, the Announcement of the United States Consulate in Shanghai that non-essential personnel would be allowed to evacuate the country due to the CCP’s lockdown restrictions.
China has remained committed to its “zero-COVID” policy despite a recent spike in cases. The CCP has maintained one of the world’s strictest lockdown regimes since the start of the pandemic, bringing massive cities like Shanghai to a standstill the moment the virus is detected, but on Monday the country still set a new record for pathogen case.