China Controls the Spread of Omicron by Enforcing Lockdown With Drones

Drones are patrolling city streets in China warning of possible punishments if lockdown orders aren’t obeyed.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Drones are patrolling the streets in what appears to be Chinese cities, issuing threats to those who break the COVID-19 lockdown protocols.
  • An unverified translation of the speech states that it is telling residents “This community is now in lockdown.”
  • “When it’s your turn to take the daily mandatory covid test, take your ID card and go downstairs to test right away,” the voice goes on, threatening, “Otherwise there will be sanctions.”
  • No more information is offered as to what the sanctions might be.
WHAT LOCKDOWN IN CHINA IS LIKE:
  • Reports from the northern Chinese city of Xi’an indicate that the 13 million citizens in lockdown are struggling to obtain basic supplies, according to KTSA.
  • Social media posts and phone calls from citizens inside the lockdown indicate frustration over the personal and economic impact of the government-enforced lockdown.
  • “Can’t leave the building and it’s getting more and more difficult to buy food online,” said one Xi’an resident, who posted on the social media platform Weibo under the name Mu Qingyuani Sayno according to KTSA.
BACKGROUND:
  • In addition to being the nation where COVID-19 originated, China is now the subject of reports that a new “Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever virus” is spreading through the massive nation.
  • Christianity Today reported that the excessive lockdown in the northwest came after reports of hemorrhagic fever cases rising.
  • “They are using language that this is a hemorrhagic fever virus. If that’s the case then it would be very odd that this would be something caused by the Coronavirus,” Dr. Malone explained. “That terminology is usually used for viruses in the family of Ebola.”