China Continues Draconian COVID-19 Measures Ahead Of Party Congress

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The Chinese Government continues to use extreme measures ahead of its upcoming 20th National Congress on October 16th. A provincial level official has stated publicly that such measures are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Beijing. There have been multiple reports of entire counties being locked down based on the report of a single COVID-19 case in the areas surrounding Beijing.  One anonymous writer in China wrote, “They don’t listen to the epidemic experts on epidemic prevention and control, so it has become very absurd.”