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Coronavirus in China | DW Documentary

For weeks now China has been in lockdown because of the new coronavirus. Journalist Sebastien Le Belzic who works in Beijing has been living in quarantine at home with his family.

China is taking drastic measures in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. New rules are springing up on a daily basis and the government depends on loyal party members to enforce these measures at grassroots level. Since the early days of China’s communist revolution, neighborhood committee members have helped police the behavior of their neighbors, reporting back any perceived misdemeanors to people at the top.

Along with many others in the Chinese capital Beijing Sebastien Le Belzic has been forced to live in quarantine with his family. Social media platforms are one of the few ways to remain in touch with the outside world. Some brave bloggers are using these channels to share their experiences of the crisis. They are also putting themselves at considerable risk by publishing accounts that are not always in keeping with the party line. A film diary about day-to-day life in Beijing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Posted on Mar 18, 2020 at 11:19 am

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:03 pm

    You can tell pharmacist is afraid , the Chinese need some American freedom, let’s free them

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:37 pm

    Please can someone tell me the name of the App that can detect coronavirus patient, please 🙏🙏

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:41 pm

    the whole reason for this is to bash on the government.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:44 pm

    Which aps is this how can i get to check will u plz tel me…???

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:44 pm

    Barriers, condom off, checking temperature & compulsory mask are all precaution measures otherwise you shall be quarantined

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:45 pm

    See what happens in western countries, herd immunity experiment is so great resulted.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:47 pm

    📈📈📈📈deserves this place in trending 📈📈📈📈
    1:29 💗
    👇 👇 👇 👇🧡

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:47 pm

    I think you have the right to evacuate from China by your country. Why staying, staying have to follow local laws, shouldn't you

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:49 pm

    It’s so strange that face masks are ENCOURAGED in China, but here in the United States they tell us they aren’t necessary.
    Failed leadership from a wig-wearing nut job who didn’t think Coronavirus was serious. Smh..🤦🏽‍♀️

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:51 pm

    Can western countries have enough mask during their outbreak. Did US western countries send China any mask or any medical aids, none

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 16:58 pm

    Food supplies & deliveries in China are normal. Let see western corrupted democratic system capitalism doing. China try to save lifes as much as possible but western inaction Herd Immunity experiment (really freedom of death), no test kit tracing containment & finally self termination & transmit to other countries (fk selfish act)

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:01 pm

    Dont you aware, nature has been initially starting, starting to cleans and purify its whole being. The first step is to destroy his biggest one and only enemy the mankind. Its about time the EARTH back to its original setting…hahaha

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:01 pm

    Eat more bat and spider again

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:07 pm

    Do western civilizations really prepared for pandemic. They say they have pandemic protocol to follow. Oh my god, inaction Herd Immunity, western really very great again eliminate 10% populations. If more pandemic happen, western will totally fade out, great again. Cash handout instead of testing kit so great again. Mask should not be wear so great again for transmission. What kind of scientific experiment is so great again

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:10 pm

    buddy's wife Lulu is speaking French

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:11 pm

    God , the editing and looming soundtrack choice is so calculative

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:20 pm

    Stay safe and healthy everyone.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:24 pm

    Are y'all aware 5g was launched all around y'all in China.. 5g is making u all sicc… Do ya research.. itz juz our electric currents running through our body is interrupted by the 5g waves in the air..#factz

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:32 pm

    The story is interesting and so are some of the comments about inaccurate translations. Didn't know so many people spoke Chinese. It appears comments were against the reporter and not the restrictions. At least you can get face masks and the virus seems like its contained, hard to tell. What happened to the blogger?

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:32 pm

    now the death is also made in china

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:38 pm

    18:04 not wearing a mask instead having a smoko haha love the guy 😁

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:43 pm

    Gott Help word and people 🌍🌎🌏❤🙏💐😔😷

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:47 pm

    stupid documentary just to make chaos, Chinese government and medical staff should be given credit for their dedication to at least control this virus to high extent.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:51 pm

    A more accurate translation is "they are doing not bad at all" instead of "making progress". Also, the traditional western media tone of the video really annoys me. If the government was doing nothing it would be criticized for incompetency, while taking serious measure it would be rendered as a totalitarianism approach. I hate abouism, but frankly, back in Europe and US the incompetency is only worse. It's time to take measures to save lives telling people what to do rather than busy rendering "oh we cannot do that because we're more civilized".

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 17:59 pm

    Corona 🦠 A wake up call to humanity.. Focus on what good we can do for ourselves information it’s every where .. Don’t panic we’ll be fine. ❤️☮️💜. 3-20-20.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:17 pm

    ALERT!!! ALERT!!! Angelo Borrelli, the head of Italian Homeland security said today on press confrerence in Rome that 4,000 dead in Italia are the people "with coronavirus" not "due to coronavirus". Woooow. That is HUGE difference! Not only their avg age is 80 years and they had pre existing conditions, now he says these victims only were tested positive for corona!!!!! They cant confirm the deaths were the result SOLELY of corona virus! Now, this explains why there are little victims in most other developed countries…… – they simply know how to count, how to report, they know the basics of logic. Thank you, case closed.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:29 pm

    hi i am a wee old lady from ireland [[[not senile ]] yesderday i watched a video of three chinese people who know they were released from hospital and were by no means cured one later died today i wanted to tell people to wach it ,,quess what? it has disapeared but now there are lots of posts saying///// [[you can not blame hospitals .sending fo;ks home]] due to bed shortages any one else smell a rat?????

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:42 pm

    Now that the west is taking similar measures, why don't you criticise them for not letting people do whatever they want. Double standards

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:47 pm

    Thanks it is very good video and it will help ours and others . We should be aware .

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 18:48 pm

    You should be more objective. Don't ues the music like that.

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:15 pm

    Human beings are a despicable race, but they will get what they deserve, especially china

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:17 pm

    God bless Can't Bing and those like him, if you would all unite you could overthrow the CCP and have peace and prosperity in China. Communism is dying everywhere and it's time it dies in China for the good of the Chinese people!

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:18 pm

    The same know how that built a hospital in 10 days has been applied to defeating the corona virus.Very impressive! Bravo China!

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:20 pm

    EXCUSE, but it wouldn't have happened for the food culture of china, and now in humans we are paying for it

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:22 pm


  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:38 pm

    Not a fan of the Party but distorted translation sometimes makes the documentary look like the regime it tries to criticise.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 19:58 pm

    People don't value the critical role cleaners do in the world. They pay and treat them poorly.

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 20:04 pm

    this documentary is terrible,half true half false,with a creepy background music🤮

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2020 at 20:09 pm

    There is the new Tank man…HERO

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