A video of Dong Hong, mayor of Dancheng, went viral after he said people returning from medium or high-risk areas would be quarantined then detained. Photo: Weibo
A video of Dong Hong, mayor of Dancheng, went viral after he said people returning from medium or high-risk areas would be quarantined then detained. Photo: Weibo

Covid-19: Chinese mayor derided after detention threat for Lunar New Year returnees

  • Mayor of Dancheng county in Henan province had threatened quarantine and detention for those arriving from medium or high-risk areas
  • Backlash joined by state media, with Xinhua saying trips to hometowns are justified and CCTV querying the legal basis for quarantine and detention

A video of Dong Hong, mayor of Dancheng, went viral after he said people returning from medium or high-risk areas would be quarantined then detained. Photo: Weibo
A video of Dong Hong, mayor of Dancheng, went viral after he said people returning from medium or high-risk areas would be quarantined then detained. Photo: Weibo
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