An indescribable crush in an Ikea store.
Being in quarantine for two days is what customers of the Swedish decoration and kit furniture store feared.
But that's what happened to them...
On Saturday in Shanghai, a 6-year-old child who tested positive for Covid-19 but asymptomatic had the misfortune to enter the yellow and blue sign, according to Bloomberg.com.
We do not really know, according to the deputy director of the Health Commission of this city of 25 million inhabitants.
As China applies the strict Zero Covid rules, the entire store has been cordoned off.
The rule is that everyone is quarantined for two days, then there is five days of health surveillance.
But when the announcement came over the loudspeakers, all the customers rushed out.
No question of spending the weekend locked up.
Especially since the economic capital of China was sealed off for several months, after an upsurge in infections fueled by the Omicron variant.
Covid-19: in Shanghai, confined residents at the end of their tether
When security guards and health workers in personal protective equipment tried to close a door to prevent people from leaving, dozens of people shouted and pushed at it until they broke free, according to a video posted on Twitter.
上海 徐汇宜家 要 禁止 出入 配合 流行 病学 调查 ， 吓 得 顾客 赶快 逃亡。 病毒 病毒 被 之前 不 要 在 中国 逛 商场 ，。。。。。。。。。。。。。。 pic.twitter.com/dawbpbln7v
— 方舟子 (@fangshimin) August 14, 2022
Those who could not leave the supermarket were locked up from 8 p.m. to midnight, before being transferred to hotels made available for quarantine measures.
In recent months, residents of the tech hub of Shenzhen, Sichuan, Chengdu, and the holiday island of Hainan have scaled fences, swept down the beach and down office towers after learning that lockdowns were to be imposed. , according to the US Economics site.