Read this Human Rights Watch article on ensuring access to medical care, stopping child-parent separation, and permitting free speech in Shanghai, China.
"The Chinese government should respect the right to health and other basic rights in its response to the Covid-19 surge in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.
Authorities in Shanghai have imposed draconian lockdown measures since March 2022 that have significantly impeded people’s access to health care, food, and other life necessities. An unknown number of people have died after being denied medical treatment for their non-Covid related illnesses. The authorities have separated small children from their parents after positive Covid-19 tests under the “Zero Covid” policy, which requires those testing positive to isolate in a hospital or designated facility. And the authorities have hindered discussion of public concerns surrounding the Covid response by further tightening restrictions on social media."
Watch our episode below on the importance of free speech, free movement, and the free operation of civil society organizations: