When Covid-19 outbreaks initially started in China, it has led to some racist attacks on Chinese people (and other Asians) around the world. Recently the spread of Covid-19 is picking up speed in Europe, the United States and other regions, the outbreaks in China seem to be under control. China reported only a few cases every day and most are imported cases (inbound travelers from overseas). Now there are more and more restaurants and stores reopening to the public, but foreigners in China found that they are not allowed to enter some places just because they are not Chinese.
A video online showed this Chinese Australian woman went jogging and breached coronavirus quarantine rules. In this video, she was arguing with a community worker who tried to persuade her to stay at home. She has Australian passport and recently came to Beijing with work permit on Mar.14.
The Woman: I need to go running. I need to work out. If I fall sick, who will take care of me? Will you come?
Community Worker: If you go out again, we have to call the police. You are not supposed to leave home in 14-days self-quarantine, and you even went without mask!
The Woman: I will do whatever, fxck off! Help! Help! Someone is harassing me!
Community Worker: I am working for this community, and it is the rule from local government.
The Woman: Fxck off! (shut the door)
Later on, two police officers showed up at her door, and tell her to comply with quarantine measures.
Police Officer: No matter if you’re Chinese or a foreigner, you have to comply with the law of the People’s Republic of China. You can only go out after 14 days of quarantine. This is to protect yourself and to protect others.
On Mar 17, Bayer confirmed the woman is their employee, and she has been fired according to relevant rules.
Beijing’s public security bureau hold a press conference on Mar 19. The city’s immigration authorities had revoked the woman’s work visa and told her to leave China
This video shows the different reasons why people queue up around the world amid Coronavirus outbreak.
The Coronavirus outbreak is almost under control in some of the Chinese cities, then what will they queue up for? Video starts from 0:55.
On March 11, some pictures and videos went viral on Chinese social media platforms
Meat and other food supplies for residents of Wuhan were transported by garbage trucks. The pork in plastics bags were dumped to the ground by the garbage truck.
Since January 23, Wuhan has been on lockdown for over one and a half months. Recently the officials have set an even more strict rule that residents are not allowed to go out of their compounds. People of Wuhan have to make bulk orders for food and other necessities.
These orders are supposed to be distributed by the government and sold to people with lower fair prices, while these batches of food (meat & vegetables) have been transported by garbage trucks
Many people commented on Chinese Twitter (Weibo) and were deeply disappointed by it. They asked: “Will the officials from local government eat this pork?”
The resident who picked up the pork said “it stinks”
The community staff claimed that the garbage trucks have been washed and disinfected and that there is a shortage of trucks
People are arguing with community staffs
Community Staff: You should give us the chance to correct this mistake
(of using garbage trucks)
Resident: I can give you another chance (to correct the mistakes),
But who will give me a chance to stay alive?
(insinuating that they might have been poisoned)
Resident: Why did you decide to use garbage trucks for food?
Community Staff: That was not our call
Resident: So who decided it then?
The community posted an apology letter later that night, that they transported 1000 bags of pork which 530 ones have been delivered. They will recall all the pork that has been delivered and will send the same quantity of new pork again tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the local government has announced that two officials from the district were fired and further investigation will be conducted. The deputy district mayor will also be reviewed by the local government.
Video online shows angry people fighting with community staffs
People have been uploading more cases of transporting food with garbage trucks, garbage bins and other unsanitized carts on the internet. Obviously, these are not food-grade containers and probably will cause food safety issues. Yet the local government has not released any response regarding these other cases.
Someone even posted online that he was transported back home after quarantine with a garbage truck modified to look like a bus.