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People in China not allowed to flee during 6.8 magnitude earthquake amid zero Covid policy

A recent video revealed that because of the stringent regulations, residents were not allowed to leave their buildings after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China.

By wasmulhaq 
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Beijing: China is closely following the ‘zero-Covid’ policy, which involves continuous testing, monitoring, and isolating its citizens to stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, a recent video revealed that because of the stringent regulations, residents were not allowed to leave their buildings after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake due to the strict rules. How can a man survive in this condition?

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However, several Chinese Twitter handles shared the video, criticising the strict measures even during the earthquake. 

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck China’s Sichuan province on Monday, the strongest earthquake that hit the region since 2017, killing at least 21 people and rattling the provincial capital of Chengdu and far-flung districts.

The epicentre was at the town of Luding, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said, in the mountains about 226 km southwest of Chengdu.

Earthquakes occur on a regular basis in the southwestern province of Sichuan, especially in its mountains in the west, a tectonically active area along the eastern boundary of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

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