Students in Beijing Gather Supplies After Lockdown Announcement

Students at Peking University were stocking up on supplies after its main campus in Beijing was placed on lockdown on November 16 in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Outbreaks in Chinese cities have forced millions into quarantine and increased frustrations as the government continues with its zero-COVID strategy.

John Sovet, an undergraduate student at Pecking University who shot this video, said the store was located outside the campus. “After people heard about the quarantine, they started buying basic necessities,” Sovet said. Credit: John Sovet via Storyful

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