The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon judging from its spread around the world.
China’s approach has always been quite strict and when a new case is detected, they would immediately close down places that the infected person has visited, even if there are people inside.
On 18 March, a woman named Wang was having dinner with 4 other friends at a hotpot restaurant after their work at about 10.30pm, according to a Wu Tong video.
3 of those friends left when they finished their meal while Wang stayed back with another friend to catch up with them after not seeing them for awhile. That was her first mistake…
After chatting for more than 20 minutes, they paid the bill and went downstairs to exit the building.
However, they were stopped from doing so because they were told a new case was just detected and the positive person had visited the hotpot restaurant before.
Including Wang and her friend, there were over 10 staff members and 30-40 customers who were stuck in the hotpot restaurant.
Fortunately, the owner of the restaurant was very accommodating and kind-hearted as he allowed all the customers in the store to order the hotpot for free!
In addition to that, they also gave out free suppers at 3am in the morning and free lunches as well.
Although it is certainly a very nice experience (minus the Covid-19 scare), Wang says, “I’ve been eating hot pot for 3 days now and I don’t think we can eat it anymore. This is a very surreal experience.”
Wang’s encounter was a result of China’s zero-Covid policy, where it has adopted an iron fist approach and shut down venues immediately in the event of a positive Covid-19 case.
This is to snuff out potential Covid-19 clusters, and to stop the virus from spreading.
China locked down an industrial city of nine million people overnight and reported more than 4,000 virus cases, as the nation’s “zero-Covid” strategy is confronted by an Omicron wave.