Christians in China are concerned as families are being ripped apart, while China carries out the most extreme Covid-19 lockdown in the world.
Young babies, as young as 58 days old, are being torn from the arms of their mothers and isolated from family members in the fight to maintain a ‘zero-covid’ strategy. Some of the most heart-wrenching videos and photos are coming out of China showing babies crammed together in small, caged beds, crying incessantly with no one to help them – all in the name of ‘safety’ to protect people from Covid-19.
A video uploaded to TikTok was alleged to show the isolated minors at the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. The kids (including one 58-day-old) who tested positive were separated from parents. 10 nurses are taking care of 200 kids. The original video has now been removed. pic.twitter.com/OA9BCfmtpi
— Chu Yang (@ChuYang_Journ) April 1, 2022
The practice of heartlessly separating young children from their families is so common that the United States had to issue an official travel warning, “The Travel Advisory is now at Level 4: – Do Not Travel due to COVID-19 and COVID-19 related restrictions, including the risk of parents and children being separated.”
After forcefully removing children from their families for ‘safety’ they are crammed into small spaces and largely neglected due to a lack of space and low staff.
Extremely disturbing photos and videos of babies separated from their families in government quarantine and living in intolerable conditions have been shared on China’s social media, Weibo, and quickly removed. Weibo, like Facebook and Twitter, is known to hide information from the public by deeming it to be “fake news” or violating community policy.
Mary (not her real name) is a Chinese BTJ worker living in Shanghai with her small children. “We are doing everything to keep them safe,” she says. “We know that the government can take them from us at anytime.”
Mary has no power if the government comes to take her children away. She cannot go into quarantine with them, have contact with them, or visit them to ensure they are taken care of. If the government were to take her children away, she would be completely helpless.