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Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 12 Sep 2022

China: Several residents complain about lack of food and essential services amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Beijing: People in several regions of China, who have been compelled to live in lockdown due to COVID-19, are complaining about shortages of food and other essential items.

Tens of millions of people in at least 30 regions have been ordered to stay at home under partial or full lockdowns, reports BBC.

"It's been 15 days, we are out of flour, rice, eggs. From days ago, we run out of milk for kids," one resident in western Xinjiang told the British media.

Authorities across China are trying to control local outbreak of COVID-19.

China's zero-Covid policy requires strict lockdowns - even if just a handful of cases are reported. On Monday China recorded 949 new Covid cases across the entire country.

The policy has prompted rare public dissent from citizens and has also been accused of stifling economic growth, reports BBC.