Guangdong confirmed a surge in the number of small communities elevated to high risk Village Council accused of price gouging

Guangdong on Tuesday (1) 10 new confirmed cases of Wuhan pneumonia, the outbreak concentrated in Guangzhou. The city’s CDC said the Indian variant of the virus found this time has spread beyond imagination. Under the epidemic, some districts classified as high-risk were accused of taking advantage of the price hike.

Guangdong on Tuesday added 10 new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, including seven from Guangzhou and three from Foshan. In addition, Guangdong added seven new local asymptomatic infections on the same day, with Guangzhou accounting for five and Shenzhen two. There were three new imported cases in the province, two in Guangzhou and one in Foshan, with patients coming from Cambodia, Liberia and the Philippines respectively.

Guangzhou authorities on Wednesday adjusted the risk level of Baihedong Street and Zhongnan Street in Liwan District from medium risk to high risk, and some areas in Panyu District and Haizhu District from low risk to medium risk, in light of the seriousness of the epidemic. The affected districts are under closed management. Residents are required to stay in designated locations, and supplies are purchased from outside. A tenant claiming to be from Zhongnan Street in Liwan uploaded a video and message on Weibo saying that 90% of the residents in the district were unable to get free supplies from the government. Previously, villagers could also use the mobile app app to buy food, but now it is no longer possible to buy online and have it delivered directly to the village.

Tenants also criticized the village council for taking advantage of the opportunity to inflate prices. For example, a fast-food meal costs 40 yuan a piece, commonly known as a “set meal”, and a package containing meat, vegetables, and eggs costs 115 yuan.

Mr. Xu, a Guangzhou resident, told the station that the people feel helpless about this phenomenon.

Mr. Xu: “It is only this combination package to sell, not allowed to sell vegetables privately. Only those who get the documents, there is an application with the government, you can send vegetables to you. Forty dollars is equivalent to the kind of isolation package chant. The Internet has also been exposed ah, an apple plus a glass of milk plus a few pieces of meat plus a little vegetable. Not reasonable you have to eat, do you starve to death?”

Guangzhou citizen Huang Yongxiang questioned the lack of supervision when the district village committee exercise their power.

Huang Yongxiang: “The people above as long as they can control the epidemic, in other aspects can be ignored. Control of the epidemic is their first priority. Because it has the power to control these merchants, individuals, households. As long as there is power there will be corruption, collusion (between village committees and merchants) will definitely be there, and power without supervision brings greater corruption.”

Guangzhou fully implemented “health code” caused traffic chaos

The Guangzhou subway to the medium-risk areas, continue to allow only off the train not allowed to get on, passengers must show the health code after entering the station, with a green certificate to enter the gate. Show “red code” “yellow code” personnel are not allowed to ride. Enter restaurants and shopping malls and other public places must also light code.

It is understood that in Guangzhou Liwan and Panyu, Foshan Chancheng and Nanhai, Shenzhen Longgang District residents, Tuesday morning cell phone health code into a yellow code. Local governments called on the “yellow code citizens” as soon as possible to neighboring hospitals to receive testing, as long as the test results are negative can be changed to green code.

Huang Yongxiang, who lives in Guangzhou, criticized the authorities for ignoring human rights in order to prevent and control the epidemic.

The company’s main business is to promote the development of the company’s products and services. It is effective, but it is effective in terms of infringing on freedom, at the expense of human rights, because it is basically impossible for people in that area to go out.”

The new wave of the outbreak in Guangzhou has accumulated more than 50 cases, and authorities said the positive cases found recently are closely related to the Indian variant of the virus strain, which is mainly contracted through gathering activities and close contact. And 90% of the current arrivals are entering from Guangdong, which is subject to pressure to import from abroad.

Zhang Zhoubin, deputy director of the Guangzhou CDC, said in an interview with official media that the virus transmission index dropped from a peak of 6.06 last Saturday to 3.4 on Monday, which means one patient spread to an average of 3.4 people, reflecting the effectiveness of comprehensive prevention and control measures.

Zhang Zhoubin: “Through our existing measures, we have curbed the rate of transmission of the virus, but it does not mean that the virus is no longer spreading. It is still very infectious. The outbreak is not over yet. We still cannot take it lightly, and all prevention and control measures must continue to be strengthened.”

Authorities have described the Indian variant as an “enhanced version of the enemy” with an average incubation period of two to four days. This adversary must be taken very seriously by all sectors.