Mar 31, 2022 08:44 PM

Trending in China: Anger Rises Over Deaths During Shanghai Lockdown

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China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo was hit by a public outcry after news emerged that an asthma sufferer and a man with kidney failure died this week because strict lockdown measures in Shanghai prevented them from receiving urgent medical care. The city, which is under a two-phase lockdown to curb a surge in Covid-19 infections, has found itself in a social media maelstrom over the deaths, as the cities of Changchun and Xi’an did earlier in the year.

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