Moment Chinese medical worker is ‘chased down street by furious mob’ amid world’s strictest Covid lockdown in Shanghai
A MEDICAL worker was chased down the street by a furious mob fed up with strict lockdown rules in China.
Footage posted on social media shows the Covid worker who is clad in white overalls desperately sprinting down the street in Shanghai.
As the worker turns the corner, numerous civilians can be seen in hot pursuit just seconds behind.
The furious mob can be heard shouting loudly after the hazmat suited individual who is wise enough not to stop and confront residents of China’s largest city.
It is not known exactly what caused the incident to occur and the worker to flee.
China is currently enduring the world’s strictest Covid lockdown with President Xi Jinping aiming for zero-covid.
Shanghai in particular has been badly affected but the number of infections in the city outside areas under lockdown has fallen to a measly 18 on Friday from 23 the day before.
Total new cases in Shanghai declined to around 245, according to the most recent data released on Saturday.
But citizens are fed up with the draconian restrictions and an increasing number are hitting back at their government.
On the same Twitter thread, other videos were posted with one showing government Covid workers brawling with citizens taking a stand outside a block of flats.
Another clip captured white suited medical staff assaulting a Chinese civilian sitting on the ground for no apparent reason.
The first worker brutally kicked the innocent man over before another knocked him to the ground with a heavy slap.
The poster referred to the workers as “Big Whites” because of their clothing, saying: “This is why these Big Whites are always get chased, a uniform that covers their faces has really driven them crazy.”
Shanghai residents have also spoken out on Chinese social media platform Weibo with people facing both physical and mental health problems.
One asked in frustration: “Do you want to starve the people of Baoshan to death?” referring to the suburban district of Shanghai.
“I am speechless. The mortality rate of the virus is not high, but there are a lot of people who die because of epidemic prevention,” said a third.
An expat in the city said: “It’s a dire situation here in Shanghai.”
Last month, heart-breaking videos showed starving shoppers raiding a supermarket as the 26 million strong Shanghai population was plunged into a lockdown.
Residents were given orders not to leave even for food shopping but with services overwhelmed, people went hungry which quickly fuelled public anger.
Another clip circulating online captured the horrifying moment police in hazmat suits broke into a Shanghai man’s apartment, tased him and dragged him away screaming.
And a poor pensioner who staff declared dead turned out to be alive just as his body was about to be taken to the crematorium.