Wuhan Residents Locked and Nailed Into Own Home, Food Gone and Facing Starvation

Mary Hong

Following the severe economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic, the communist regime has demanded that the nation returns to work while it continues its lockdown policy. From March 1, the regime imposed an unprecedented internet blockage. Many Wuhan residents have not been able to get help for the past 40 days, and it continues.

The Epoch Times interviewed a Wuhan resident trapped at home for 40 days. Aid is not available. With two young children, money running out and the door has been nailed shut from outside, even though they are not infected.

A transcript of part 1 of the interview:

Mr. Pan: Basically, my savings are almost used up. I have to find someone to borrow money from when it’s gone. The food is so expensive. I can’t even go out to beg on the street. No one is on the street!
Journalist: You can’t go out, right?
Mr. Pan: Right. The door is nailed shut completely.
Journalist: Do they deliver the groceries?
Mr. Pan: There are two separate issues. The first one is that food is quite expensive. Second, where does money or finance come from? There’s no money. Who can afford it? Who would sell to you? The third one, go begging. I was ready to beg for food, I would take my family out to beg for food. But how? I can’t even go out.
Mr. Pan: I am not ill. I have made it clear. My dad is infected. Not me, I am normal. Why can’t I have the right to live? Who can tell me? I’m in the house every day now. What can I do? Wait for death?
Journalist: This is inhumane to trap people at home.
Mr. Pan: This is the situation now. Has anyone called me and asked after me? No one cares about us. I haven’t seen one grain of rice from relief aid, let alone anything else. What donations? What disaster relief? Nothing! I have two children and we have not received even a grain of rice!
Journalist: How can people live like that?
Mr. Pan: It is not just me, I have asked around, it’s the same for everyone else. No one has received a grain of rice. So what is the government doing? Today is the 40th day, and it will be another forty days.

Is the epidemic still so serious that it has to be closed for another 40 days?

Mr. Pan: I don’t know. No one has reported about the epidemic. If the epidemic was not serious, the door would be open! The logic is very simple. Open the door, let everyone out to live a normal life? Nail up the door! doesn’t that mean it is still very serious now. What’s there to ask?
Journalist: The power will be off automatically without money?
Mr. Pan: Yes, of course. It’s bundled with my mobile phone, it deducts automatically. If you don’t believe me, I can show you the phone. My life is really difficult now, what can I do if my 3-year old girl is out of baby formula?
Journalist: If it continues, the common people’s life is....
Mr. Pan: I think I am an individual. People is a derogatory term. I am not just a person. I am an individual. My last name is Pan. My son and daughter are also surnamed Pan. I have a name. How can I just be a common person? Everyone has a first name, right? This Is the Way.
Journalist: This is a very common situation there?
Mr. Pan: My father has not received anything either, nor have my in-laws. My family and relatives have nothing, neither my brothers and sisters—all have nothing. If anyone had received a grain of rice, they would tell me.
Journalist: Where are those donated supplies?
Mr. Pan: Ask Heaven, how would I know? There are about 17 or 18 people in my family. We speak on the phone—no one has received any so-called donated materials. They didn’t even get a grain of rice. My father has coronary heart disease and high blood pressure. He can’t go out. He can’t stay in the hospital. What kind of society is this!
Journalist: It was said to introduce some policy?
Mr. Pan: Since the lockdown began I have not received a grain of rice. I made a lot of phone calls, they were all recorded. This is my situation now. Who can I complain to? If I scold this party and this government, I would go to jail, to put it seriously, they could say that I overturned the state power, what could I do then?
Journalist: You can’t even afford the rice, how could you overturn the state?
Mr. Pan: I am an individual. I have children, I have a family, and I have parents. What should I do? In other words, there are both elderlies and youngsters at home.
Journalist: Right, there are so many people like you now. You have to wait until the end of April?
Mr. Pan: This society is not human, it is hell. We are boiled in hell, waiting for trial, or waiting for the fire to burn us, just to die. We are very scared because the coronavirus is ubiquitous. Getting infected is very troublesome.


Part 2 of the interview - CLICK HERE
Part 3 of the interview - CLICK HERE
Mary Hong has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2020. She has reported on Chinese human rights issues and politics.
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