China Strict on Coronavirus Restrictions Ahead of Winter Olympics

The photo shows Beijing National Stadium. (Header photo courtesy of Peter23, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

In China, some local health workers broke into the homes of quarantined COVID-19 patients, killing their pets.

Local officials later apologized. But the bizarre stories illustrate how much pressure Chinese districts face to keep COVID-19 cases at zero, especially as the Chinese government prepares for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing.

Zero COVID-19 policy

Eric Burklin with China Partner says small COVID-19 outbreaks shut down entire cities. He spoke to one pastor in Nanjing, a city of over 8 million. “I think they had maybe 10 or 15 cases in that town. And everyone had to stop going to work. They had to show up in their districts for testing sites. And were literally testing everybody, the whole population.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

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