'Nobody's allowed to leave': Inside Shanghai's brutal COVID lockdown

Shanghai resident and Dutch journalist Jaap Grolleman says it is hard to tell when the city’s strict lockdown will end as the authorities are “very set” on achieving a COVID zero target.

The populous Chinese city of Shanghai has had its lockdown tightened just as restrictions were set to be eased in some regions.

Multiple districts in the city were issued notices ordering residents not to leave their homes or receive deliveries for at least a week.

Terrifying footage has also emerged showing suspected COVID-19 positive residents being forced from their homes to be taken to quarantine facilities.

The videos which circulated through Chinese social media have since been removed from some platforms.

Mr Grolleman told Sky News host Andrew Bolt the lockdown has curtailed people’s freedoms – with some more unlucky than others.

He said the current policy in China requires positive cases and close contacts to isolate in a government quarantine facility.

“The two top rules are like if you get infected you have to go to the quarantine camp and also nobody’s allowed to leave your compound or apartment,” he said.

“The rules are absolutely not flexible and sometimes there’s no place for any feelings in this.”


  1. And some poeple say I don’t believe in god or the devil.. we’ll here’s proof of antichrist in mindsets of poeple in power or anyone. God saves internally the world system shows you your doomed and you can’t escape .
    So god isn’t mocked
    So let’s all agree gods not running things and this isn’t heaven ..
    we’re all trapped in a broken cycle from Adam and Eve until today
    Opposite god
    A satanic lie in all governments and systems and the more we see it should lead us to follow more towards Jesus or god

    We’re all in it, we agree
    As sin is prevalent in all.
    You me them. All all are inslaved
    A 5 year ild
    A 12 year old
    A 21 year old
    A 39 year old.
    A rich person
    A poor
    All is all
    Nobody is god
    We agree
    So all that are not god need saved
    He saves
    Who is he
    Jesus or god
    God sent a blood sacrifice
    He sent himself
    Jesus before time
    So see your in it
    Agree you need him
    Tell him you need help out if the system or sin
    Ask him in
    Done ✅

  2. I'm so surprised that china's is so cruel to there own people. If there meds are not working on there own people I have a feeling that they want it that way so they can get rid of as many people as possible so they don't have to deal with any of the people that are sick. They knew that the meds that they tried to come up with were not good quality but thank God that Canada stuck to it's guns and stopped doing any kind of deals with china cause they can't be trusted. They were trying to just look out for there own interests and themselves and that's just so pigheaded of them, don't feel sorry for them now! That's what you get when you try to f up the side that wants things fair but not china,???!!!!! There's just to much greed in there minds!!! To bad so sad!! Better luck next time!!!??

  3. Total insanity and this overreaction is on a criminal scale. All this over a virus that has a .003% death rate. It’s as if the idiots in charge have completely forgotten about all other illnesses that existed before COVID came along.

  4. ​ Don't speak too soon…this is only a case study of what's coming to the western world. Can't you see? They are going to shut down the entire world but are doing it in sections. Then after they have broken the will of the worlds masses, they will implement the great agenda.

  5. Wonder what the Chinese think of their government now, too many seem to defend Communism until they realize they have zero rights and they're just cattle for their rulers, all of them are expendable when it suits their rulers just as the Maoists have always mass genocided their own people.

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