A resident receives a water delivery during Covid-19 lockdown. Panic buying of bottled water has gripped mainland China’s commercial capital, Shanghai. Photo: AFP
A resident receives a water delivery during Covid-19 lockdown. Panic buying of bottled water has gripped mainland China’s commercial capital, Shanghai. Photo: AFP

Panic-stricken Shanghai residents race to buy bottled water as taps run dry in 10 areas, after lockdown leaves psychological scar

  • Alarmed shoppers stripped shelves bare of water in shops across the city after authorities warned pipe cleaning would disrupt supply on Wednesday
  • Public anxiety and a widespread loss of trust in the authorities after lockdown seems to have left a psychological scar on residents

A resident receives a water delivery during Covid-19 lockdown. Panic buying of bottled water has gripped mainland China’s commercial capital, Shanghai. Photo: AFP
A resident receives a water delivery during Covid-19 lockdown. Panic buying of bottled water has gripped mainland China’s commercial capital, Shanghai. Photo: AFP
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