Inside China's massive Covid quarantine camps filled with families 'isolating in boxes'

Unconfirmed videos that are rife on the internet provide a glimpse into what is really going on in the ultra-mysterious country that has taken a “zero covid” approach

These are the reported Covid-19 quarantine camps that have been set up to house the isolators (

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This is reportedly a glimpse into China’s vast network of quarantine camps, where thousands of people live in isolation in tiny boxes.

Worrying images show sprawling complexes of simple metal smelters built to hold people suspected of having Covid-19.

The Communist Party previously showed pictures of these facilities, and last year it was reported that China’s National Health Commission (NHC) ordered large-scale construction of the camps.

However, now unconfirmed videos that are rife on the internet claim to give a glimpse into what really happened.

It is part of China’s “Zero Covid” strategy when many countries – including the UK – learn to live with the virus.

Untested footage shows the only furniture in these tiny boxes as a wooden bed
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Three cities in China have been completely and ruthlessly locked, despite only recording 157 new cases nationwide.

China is preparing to host the Winter Olympics, due to start on February 4th.

Footage on Chinese social media shows people in tiny boxes furnished with only a wooden bed and toilet, as isolation times can last up to two weeks.

The footage also seems to show just one toilet and sinking those metal boxes
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In some unconfirmed videos, people in protective suits give food to prisoners.

In others, lines of buses allegedly ready to go to the camps can be seen.

According to some reports, men, women, children and the elderly were among the thousands in the camps.

These facilities are said to be part of the Communist Party’s “zero covid” strategy
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One is said to have told BBC : “There is nothing here, only the bare essentials … Nobody has come to see us, what kind of quarantine is that?

“They made a big transfer of us that night, over a thousand people, and a lot of us are older people and children.

“They didn’t take proper precautions and just placed us carelessly [here]. “

Students and teachers line up to get Covid tests in Tianjin, China
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China is well known for managing its international social media image and it is unclear how much of this footage shared online is real.

Last week, a city of nearly 1.2 million residents was locked down after only three cases of coronavirus were discovered.

All three cases were found in people with no symptoms and caused the entire Yuzhou City to stay home.

Children and the elderly are to be accommodated in these facilities
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The 1.2 million join the more than 13 million people in the country currently facing tight lockdown orders ahead of the Winter Olympics, due to begin on February 4th.

China has announced it will be covid-free before the Games start and local officials must be fired if cases are found in their jurisdiction.

All shops, entertainment and leisure facilities have been closed and only shops that “guarantee the supply of materials for daily needs” may be opened.

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