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Pelea de chinos & tira los estantes mientras 21 millones se ponen en el bloqueo más estricto del mundo

DESPERATE Chinese residents brawled over food and stripped shelves as they tried to stock up on supplies before being plunged into the world’s strictest lockdown.

The city of Chengduhome to 21 million peoplehas been locked down after just 157 new infections were recorded as Beijing continues to pursue itszero-Covid” política.

Desperate Chinese residents clambering over each other to grab supplies in Chengdu

Desperate Chinese residents clambering over each other to grab supplies in ChengduCrédito: Gorjeo
Residents stuffed their cars with meat, vegetables and eggs

Residents stuffed their cars with meat, vegetables and eggsCrédito: Weibo
Locals swarmed stores, stripped shelves and braced for the worst as the city locked down

Locals swarmed stores, stripped shelves and braced for the worst as the city locked downCrédito: Weibo

Shocking images shared by What’s On Weibo showed panicked residents scrambling for supplies in supermarketswith scuffles breaking out over the last scraps of meat and rice.

Cars were seen stuffed with meat, vegetables and eggs as locals swarmed stores, stripped shelves and braced for the worst.

Un residente dijo “everyone was crazily stocking up on goodsbecause of what happened in Shanghai when it was hit by food shortages during its lockdown.

The 25-year-old said he had beenhabitually stocking upbefore Chengdu’s latest measures were announced.

The city’s residents were ordered to stay at home from 6pm local time on Thursdayand everyone will be tested over the coming days.

Footage showed mile-long queues of millions of people lining up to be tested, with testing sites running 24 horas.

People have been banned from entering or leaving the city with one person from each household with a negative test allowed out each day to buy essentials.

According to state media, the start of schoolsautumn term has been halted and flights have been grounded.

It’s not clear when the draconian restrictions will be lifted.

“The current state of epidemic control is abnormal, complex and grim,” the local government said.

The authorities had initially played down talk of a looming lockdownwith cops arrested a man forcreating panicafter he warned the city could shut down.

Many users on the Twitter-like Weibo platform have criticised his arrested and branded him a “hero” for warning his fellow citizens.

porcelana is the last major economy committed to azero-Covid policy”, stamping out small virus outbreaks with lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines.

Xining, the capital of western Qinghai province and home to 2.5 million people, has also ordered schools to conduct lessons online and rolled out a mass testing drive.

And China’s southern hub of Shenzhen said new restrictions would come into force from 6pm on Thursday in its Nanshan districtwhich hosts the headquarters of tech giants Tencent and ZTE.

El mes pasado, travellers in the southern island province of Hainan protested after more than 80,000 tourists were stranded in a resort because of a Covid outbreak.

Shocking footage of cops cracking down on anti-lockdown protesters in Wuhan has also been shared widely on social media, showing officers beating demonstrators with their batons.

Empty shelves in Chengdu after panicked residents swarmed stores

Empty shelves in Chengdu after panicked residents swarmed storesCrédito: Gorjeo
People line up for a Covid test in Chengdu

People line up for a Covid test in ChengduCrédito: EPA