'What is going on in Shanghai': Horror as elderly man taken to morgue in body bag -- while still alive

An elderly Shanghai resident was mistakenly declared dead and taken to a morgue in a body bag, in the latest sign of dysfunction in the Covid-stricken city where millions of people remain under government-enforced lockdown.

Video footage, shot by a bystander, shows the moment several workers dressed head-to-toe in protective gear recoil as they realize the man is still alive. The footage has since gone viral on Chinese social media, sparking horror and outrage.
Il video, posted on Sunday, shows the head of the mana nursing home residentappearing from the yellow body bag as the workers lift it from a vehicle.
    The person filming the video, apparently from a nearby building, can be heard saying, “The nursing home is such a mess. They sent a living person on a hearse and said they were dead. The undertaker staff said they were still movingIt is irresponsible, really irresponsible.
      The video shows the moment morgue workers realise the man is still alive.

      On China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo, many expressed disbelief such a grave mistake could have happenedespecially in Shanghai, which has long been seen as China’s most progressive and modern city.
        The problems in Shanghai are fully exposed this time,” read one popular comment on Weibo.
        This counts as intentional homicide,” wrote another user.
          Many others pointed out the man could have been buried or cremated had he not been discovered alive. “The government doesn’t carewhat is going on in Shanghai?” one comment read.
          The district government responded to the incident on Monday, saying in a statement the elderly man was now in a stable condition.
          Three officials have been removed from the district’s civil affairs bureau and social development office, and the head of the nursing home has also been removed, ha detto.
          Authorities have also revoked the certification of a doctor who was involved, and who is now under investigation, according to the state-run Global Times.
          The financial hub has been battling an outbreak of Casi di covid-19 since early March, and has now been under citywide lockdown since March 31. It has become the center of China’s wider outbreak, with cases rising and lockdown measures being introduced in numerous cities.
          Per settimane, the lockdown prohibited nearly all 25 million residents from leaving their homes or residential compoundsprompting logistical chaos, with many complaining they were unable to access basic goods like food, acqua, health products and even medical care for non-Covid emergencies.
          La settimana scorsa, authorities said some neighborhoods could start to ease lockdown measures if they have reported no cases in the past two weeks, allowing some neighborhoods a measure of freedom within their district.
            Da martedì, più di 8.2 million Shanghai residents were still banned from leaving their residential compounds.
            Nel frattempo, cases are also rising in the national capital Beijing, where schools and other public spaces like libraries and shopping malls have been closed. Più di 20 million residents will undergo three more rounds of mass testing this week, on top of several rounds implemented last week, authorities announced Monday.

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