Wuhan transported food to quarantined residents with garbage truck

On March 11, some pictures and videos went viral on Chinese social media platforms

3月11日,一些照片和视频在中国的社交网络广泛传播

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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.

肉类和其它的一些食物的运输竟然是由垃圾车完成的,这些猪肉装在塑料袋中,被垃圾车随意的倒在路上。自1月23日起,武汉已经封城一个半月。近期官方设置了更为严格的规定,居民将不允许离开所居住的小区,武汉居民需要通过团购等形式购买食物和其它生活必需品。

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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

照片中这些食物是政府发放、售卖给居民的爱心菜,然而这些食物(肉类和蔬菜)却由垃圾车来运送。

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Many people commented on Chinese Twitter (Weibo) and were deeply disappointed by it. They asked: “Will the officials from local government eat this pork?”

很多人在微博发帖并表示不满,有人发问:武汉领导也吃这种肉嘛?

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The resident who picked up the pork said “it stinks”

有拿到肉的居民在群里说肉有味道、发臭

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The community staff claimed that the garbage trucks have been washed and disinfected and that there is a shortage of trucks

而社区工作人员回应说,因为没有卡车,而垃圾车经过了“多次清洗并消毒”

People are arguing with community staffs

居民与社区工作人员进行争论(视频1分02秒起)

 

(from 1:02)

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?

(No response)

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.

事情所在社区当晚即发布了一封道歉信,环卫车运送了1000份,其中530份已经发放。他们“将连夜上门收回、集中销毁”,并于第二天送出“同等份量的平价肉”。同时,该区政府也发表处理通告,免除了两位相关责任人的职务。武汉市纪委对青山区副区长也进行了立案审查。

Video online shows angry people fighting with community staffs

从后续视频中我们看到愤怒的市民和社区工作人员还发生了肢体冲突。

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.

网上人们还上传了很多由垃圾车、垃圾桶、推车等等运送食物的照片。显然,这些都不符合运送食品的规范,很可能造成食品安全问题。到目前为止,当地政府仍未对这些曝光出来的情况作出回应。

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Someone even posted online that he was transported back home after quarantine with a garbage truck modified to look like a bus.