Chinese cops crack down on Beijing lockdown ‘rumours’


China is digging in its heels on a zero-Covid strategy to stamp out clusters as they emerge, hitting hundreds of areas across Beijing with some form of restrictions, including hard lockdowns. – EPA pic, May 13, 2022.

CHINESE police are investigating a woman for allegedly fabricating “rumours” that Beijing will enter a three-day lockdown, said officials today, after the claims on social media prompted panic buying across the capital.

China is digging in its heels on a zero-Covid strategy to stamp out clusters as they emerge, hitting hundreds of areas across the capital with some form of restrictions, including hard lockdowns.


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