Though the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had been reporting zero infection cases in Hubei and, on March 25, removed the lockdown in Hubei Province for all cities except Wuhan, other cities in China are still suspicious of Hubei people and do not want to take them in.
Voice of America (VOA) reported that, at a bridge between Hubei and Jiangxi provinces, police from both sides engaged in a fight since Jiangxi wanted to block Hubei people from coming in. On March 27, police from Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province went to the bridge to set up roadblocks to prevent automobiles from Hubei from crossing the bridge. Hubei police objected. Both sides engaged in a fight which they then further reinforcement. It escalated when Jiangxi’s special police and hundreds of Hubei people joined in. Police cars were even flipped upside down.
QQ reported that many provinces and cities required that, for Hubei people to go in, in addition to a health certificate, they must also provide the local community’s acceptance certification (to accept the Hubei people to live in the local area). However, it is hard for Hubei people to obtain such a certificate.
Media also reported that buses carrying Hubei people from cities of low coronavirus risk were told, when they arrived at their destination city at other provinces, to go back home. Some people were forced to sleep in the bus. Some were even told to use plastic bags when they needed to go to bathroom, so that “they would not get off the bus to spread the virus.”
Beijing has announced that it does not want any people from Hubei (whether they traveled there or lived there) to come to Beijing. Bao Liqun, Deputy General Manager of China Railway’s Wuhan Bureau Group, said that there were nearly 200,000 people stuck in Hubei who needed to go to Beijing.
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- Local Government: After Announcing Unlocking the City, Qianjiang Reverted Back to Lockdown
- Local Government: Hubei People Struggled to Live in Other Provinces
- Local Government: A Lady Released from Wuhan Prison Went to Beijing
- Local Government: Some People Stuck in Wuhan Became Homeless
- Local Government: Ying Yong Is in Full Control at Hubei Province
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Source: VOA, March 27, 2020
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Source: QQ, March 26, 2020