Footage of rain leaking in a Shanghai temporary coronavirus isolation shelter has caused further embarrassment for the Chinese government which is already under fire over the poor construction quality of its hastily built isolation facilities. The video clip circulated quickly on social media on Wednesday, joining other videos taken by people stuck in isolation shelters, known as a fangcangs in China, which have created more fear among the public of being taken away than of the virus itself. Shanghai only started to open and construct fangcangs for Covid-19 patients when the was already reporting thousands of cases a day. On Wednesday, 2,573 confirmed coronavirus patients and 25,146 asymptomatic carriers were found in the city. Shanghai has accumulated more than 200,000 cases affected by the virus , the bulk of whom have no or mild symptoms. Shanghai’s symptomatic cases soar to a record 2,573, as Xi doubles down on zero tolerance Except for elderly patients with a serious illness, the mainland policy requires all those infected with the coronavirus be taken away for quarantine, with those with mild or no symptoms staying in temporarily-built accommodation centres, or fangcang. Only serious patients will be sent to hospitals for treatment. In a fangcang in Nanhui area in the Pudong District, rain leaked from the ceilings of many rooms on the early morning of Wednesday, a video taken by a male coronavirus carrier revealed. The city’s meteorological authority recorded gale and storm conditions on that day. Some regions in the city experienced the biggest rainfall since the start of this year. The man said in the video that some ceilings collapsed in the rain, stopping water and electricity supply to the rooms. The dwellers affected by the rain were later organised to move to dry rooms and the Covid-19 workers, dressed in protective suits, promised to repair the rooms the next day, news portal sina.com.cn reported. The video has been flooded with comments from people expressing sympathy for the people stuck in the fangcang. “With poor living conditions, people with light symptoms will possibly develop serious illnesses. I am praying not to contract the virus,” wrote one person on Douyin. “I am not afraid of the disease itself, but I don’t want to be sent to live in this kind of place.” “Although fangcangs are built in a short time, their construction quality should still be guaranteed, right?” asked another user. It’s not the first video exposing the poor living conditions for people in fangcang. A viral WeChat post by a woman identified as Victoria, showed there was only one toilet in the fangcang where she stayed, with 1,000 people in the fangcang using the toilet. However, the toilet’s sewage system was not ready yet. The woman described this makeshift facility as a “slum” with dust on the ground, garbage piled in corners, many beds’ frames not yet set up and residents fighting to get quilts, water, food and beds. “I can’t be any better,” she joked bitterly. Voices from the ground: Shanghai’s lockdown through the eyes of SCMP’s journalists Another video going viral over the weekend showed two dozen residents from a community in Pudong District who spent more than 10 hours on a bus driving around the city to find a fangcang to quarantine in, but were rejected by four fangcangs saying they were already full. A woman called various government departments but got no answer on how to deal with her and other passengers, all of whom tested positive for the coronavirus. Among the passengers were babies and senior citizens in their 70s, the video showed. “I just want to go home. Please let me go out,” said a woman, visibly distressed as she slapped at the windows of the bus. On Wednesday, Shanghai’s biggest fangcang, built in the National Convention & Exhibition Centre which is the world’s largest convention and exhibition complex, started to receive Covid-19 patients with a capacity of 50,000 people.