Xian, in Shaanxi province, has been locked down for nearly two weeks as authorities grapple with a Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
Xian, in Shaanxi province, has been locked down for nearly two weeks as authorities grapple with a Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua

Account of life in locked down Xian highlights ‘costs’ of zero-Covid policy

  • Journalist Jiang Xue says neighbours have been swapping food to deal with supply shortages and encouraging each other after ‘making it through another day’
  • She says workers tasked with delivering supplies are overstretched and can’t meet demand, and people offering to help can’t get the permit needed to leave home

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Xian, in Shaanxi province, has been locked down for nearly two weeks as authorities grapple with a Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
Xian, in Shaanxi province, has been locked down for nearly two weeks as authorities grapple with a Covid-19 outbreak. Photo: Xinhua
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