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Chinese woman in strict quarantine helplessly watches her dog destroy her home through surveillance cam

  • A Chinese woman, identified only as Liu, had to watch her dog destroy her sofa and other belongings via surveillance camera while going through a 14-day quarantine in the city of Xi’an.
  • “At least my dog is still healthy. It hasn't eaten anything that bad. In seven days, we can return home, and things will get better," Liu said. “The house may be trashed, but we can clean it up, and it'll be okay."

A helpless Chinese woman reportedly had to watch her dog destroy all of the things in her living room and wardrobe via surveillance camera during the first half of a 14-day quarantine.

The woman, identified only as Liu, left her dog with enough food and water before leaving her home to quarantine for 14 days due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Xi’an, according to HouLang News via Insider.

Chinese couple trapped for a month together on their second date due to sudden COVID lockdown get engaged

quarantine engagement
  • A Chinese man and woman who planned a one-day date were trapped for a month at home together due to an unexpected COVID-19 lockdown.
  • The woman, Zhao Xiaoqing, announced their engagement plans after she found that she and her lockdown partner, Zhao Fei, had “compatible souls.”

A Chinese woman who was trapped on a month-long date due to a COVID-19 lockdown in Shaanxi province announced engagement plans to her quarantine date.

The woman, Zhao Xiaoqing, aged 28, had arranged a one-day date with Zhao Fei (who is of the same age) from Xianyang, Shaanxi Province, but a day unexpectedly turned into a month-long live-in date when a sudden COVID-19 lockdown measure was put in place. 

Video: Chinese COVID-19 patients confined to metal boxes in quarantine camps

Covid Camps
  • Photos and videos of quarantine camps in Xi’an were revealed online this week.
  • Twitter user @songpinganq reshared a string of videos taken by quarantined individuals showing the rows of temporary housing and the scarce conditions inside the boxes.
  • Social media users say officials have been transporting hundreds of pregnant women, children and eldery to these quarantine camps since the start of the year.

Photos and videos from Chinese quarantine camps show that government officials are isolating residents in what looks like hundreds of metal boxes.

Twenty million Chinese residents from Xi’an, Yuzhou and Anyang are being confined to their homes as a result of China’s strict “zero-COVID” policy.

China locks down third city, Anyang, raising total in strict quarantine to 20 million

  • China locked down the city of Anyang, bringing the total number of Chinese residents in quarantine to 20 million people.
  • Anyang joins Xi’an and Yuzhou as the latest Chinese city to be locked down due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Chinese city of Anyang joined Xi’an and Yuzhou in  lockdown because of a COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press (AP).

On Monday, the government announced that they were locking down the city after two cases of Omicron were reported. It is not clear how long the lockdown of Anyang is expected to last.

Xi’an woman begging for period products in viral video called ‘dramatic’ on Chinese social media

  • Residents of Xi’an, a locked down city in China under quarantine, continue to suffer health issues and supply shortages.
  • A video of a woman pleading for period products from a health worker went viral on Weibo last week.
  • Male Chinese social media users responded by saying the woman was being “dramatic” and “self-centered.”

A video of a resident from the city of Xi’an, which has been on lockdown since Dec. 22, went viral as the city continues to suffer health issues and supply shortages. 

Xi’an, home to about 13 million people, has been on strict lockdown after the government reported over 1,000 residents (well over 1,600 as of last week, according to CNN) tested positive for COVID-19 in December, reported the New York Times.

Philippines’ Duterte orders arrest of unvaccinated people who leave their homes

  • The Philippines is facing a new COVID-19 surge, with cases concentrated in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila.
  • NCR mayors have agreed “in principle” to restrict the movement of unvaccinated constituents.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte said barangay captains, or village leaders, are empowered to arrest those who refuse to stay at home.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered local officials in the National Capital Region (NCR) to arrest unvaccinated individuals who refuse to stay at home.

“I’m now giving order to the barangay captains to look for those persons who are not vaccinated and just request them — or order them if you may — to stay put,” Duterte said on Thursday, according to CNN Philippines. “And if [they] refuse and go around the community, [they] can be restrained.

11 reasons why quarantine is nothing like when Americans were forced into concentration camps

Japanese Concentration Camps

Amid the country’s stay-at-home orders to contain the mass spread of the coronavirus, several claims from right-wing pundits and politicians have emerged, comparing quarantine to Japanese American concentration camps from WWII.

What the politicans and protestors had to say

One America News (OAN) host, Graham Ledger, for one, labeled the stay-at-home orders a “conspiracy” by Democrats, according to the video and transcript from Media Matters.

Man Charged for Breaking Quarantine in Italy to Catch ‘Pokémon’

An Italian man has been charged for breaking quarantine in Italy to allegedly play “Pokémon Go” as Italy faces a country-wide lockdown due to COVID-19.

The 31-year-old man, whose name was not revealed, encountered the Italian Carabinieri (Italy’s main police force) while he was out with his daughter playing “Pokémon Go” in San Fermo, a small town in northern Italy, during the quarantine, according to Italian news site Leggo via Business Insider.

Former Hockey Player Blames ‘Dumb Ch*nks’ Because He’s Bored in Quarantine

A former hockey player has sparked outrage with a racist post uploaded to Snapchat using slurs to voice his boredom while under quarantine. 

On Wednesday, social media users shared a post from Cole Borchardt, 23, who posted a selfie with the caption, “Honestly hate how this country is quarantined nothing to do because of the dumb ch*nks f*ck em,” accompanied with an emoji.