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Transcript: This Is How a Locked-Down Shanghai Apartment Gets Food

Police officers in personal protective equipment (PPE) check commuters' documents during a lockdown in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Police officers in personal protective equipment (PPE) check commuters' documents during a lockdown in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

Bloomberg

Shanghai, a city of nearly 30 million people, is currently under a hard lockdown, as the Chinese government sticks to its Covid Zero strategy of limiting the virus at all costs. There have been some shocking images and stories over the past few weeks of frustrated apartment dwellers unable to go outside or get basic necessities. Some of those things have improved somewhat, and now some residents are able to coordinate and make their own delivery food orders. On this episode, we speak with David Fishman, an energy analyst at the Lantau Group, who, himself, is in a locked down Shanghai apartment complex. He discusses how he's been able to coordinate with other residents to group-buy food and obtain basic essentials. Transcripts have been lightly-edited for clarity.

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