According to Sina, on September 9, a small tourist car in Kaifeng, Henan, China suddenly accelerated and crashed into law enforcement officers at a pandemic prevention checkpoint in Xingkou town, Qi District. The driver then drove away. Sound of Hope quoted netizens saying that, being under lockdown for a long time, people’s patience has reached the limit. They have been confined to the point of “going crazy.”
Official media said the police opened an investigation. However, they did not give specific details of the incident.
A video posted by netizens shows that, at the intersection near the medical center in Xingkou town, authorities had set up a pandemic prevention checkpoint to check vehicles. A small passenger car drove slowly into the checkpoint and then suddenly accelerated through the barrier, turned right and sped off. A pandemic prevention officer at the scene was thrown to the ground.
The person that was hit could have been a police officer. He or she was wearing a police summer uniform, lying motionless on the ground.
Kaifeng, has been locked down due to the announcement of the so-called “9 prohibitions” by the State Council. Prevention and control measures before and after the Chinese National Day holiday will be implemented from September 10 to October 31.
According to official information, on September 8, at the press conference on the coordination of pandemic prevention of the State Council, another location was reported to have been exposed due to an increase in pandemic prevention and control. It involved 5 provinces and 8 cities, including Kaifeng.
According to the report, in Kaifeng City, Henan Province and Deqing County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, people from outside return to the city to provide area report documents.
However, Sound of Hope quoted a netizen disagreeing with the government’s announcement, “The lockdown is detrimental. However, if you did not do so, you would lose your official position. After the top orders, you have to do what you have to do.”