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Millions of Chinese locals run out of food, essentials amid harsh lockdown, COVID curbs

Prime News, International (Beijing), Jan 20:- Millions of Chinese residents are struggling to meet basic daily needs amid the country’s heavy-handed and draconian approach to handling COVID-19 lockdowns. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government is failing to provide its people with essential supplies even as it imposes on them stringent curbs bordering on human rights abuse, a media report stated.

China’s city of Xi’an, which has been under a harrowing lockdown since December 23 last year, is experiencing terrible food shortages. In critical conditions, patients are facing severe distress in face of supply.

Many have complained online that they were surviving on a bowl of porridge a day and were on the brink of starvation.

Even while admitting that there were problems in providing essential supplies to the locals, officials initially refused to budge from the position that “the total supply of daily necessities in Xi’an is sufficient”, said the report. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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