Chinese authorities on Thursday apologized after the death of a 3-year-old child deprived of care due to draconian health measures against Covid-19.
In a message, the victim’s father had complained about the slowness of the relief and not having been able to leave his residence because of the confinement of the city.
This so-called zero Covid policy leads to solitary confinement as soon as positive cases appear, massive screenings but also confinements to varying degrees of neighborhoods or even entire cities.
Many residents complain about these unexpected measures, which sometimes cause food shortages and complicate access to healthcare for people in need.
This incident is the latest in a series of health emergencies hampered by Covid zero. Last month, the death of a 14-year-old girl, deprived of care in quarantine, caused outrage in the country.