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China said to publicly shame COVID rule violators

A resident undergoes a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 in Xi'an in China's northern Shaanxi province on December 29, 2021. (AFP)
A resident undergoes a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 in Xi'an in China's northern Shaanxi province on December 29, 2021. (AFP)

Armed police in Jingxi in southern China, near the border with Vietnam, parade four alleged violators of COVID rules through the streets, state media reports, a practice that was banned but which has resurfaced in the struggle to enforce a zero-COVID policy.

China has imposed strict lockdowns on millions of people to control the spread of the Delta variant ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Chinese officials admit that they have faced challenges getting enough supplies to residents in locked-down Xi’an, after the city’s inhabitants took to social media to complain they didn’t have enough food and call for help.

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