VIDEO – China: the shortage of paracetamol creates astonishing scenes of jostling

VIDEO - China: the shortage of paracetamol creates astonishing scenes of jostling

VIDEO China the shortage of paracetamol creates astonishing scenes

In recent days, the smallest pallet of cherries unloaded on this Beijing market has created a riot. People jostle, even if it means stepping on each other for a simple tray, as shown in the TF1 video above. These fruits, like lemons, are considered remedies for Covid-19 by traditional Chinese medicine. “A truckload of lemons arrived and it was looted before it was unloaded. When everyone has peaches and lemons, I hope people will be more reasonable,” can we read on social networks in the description of a video where we see dozens of people rushing on trays of lemons, as if it were a rare and precious commodity.

In China, the shelves of pharmacies are empty and it is almost impossible to find medicine for fever. The Covid-19 epidemic is on the rise and it is impossible to know its extent. Since 2020, the country’s government has been imposing strict health restrictions, in the name of a policy known as “zero Covid” which helped protect those most at risk. But the government ended most of these measures without warning at the beginning of December, against a backdrop of growing exasperation among the population.

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