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China’s Vast 14,000-Bed Covid Isolation Center Revealed in Drone Footage

  • The site in southwestern Sichuan can accommodate 14,000 people
  • Centralized quarantine remains a key feature of Covid Zero
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China has built a massive Covid-19 isolation center made up of row upon row of temporary buildings over a vast expanse in the country’s south, as officials continue to treat the virus as a threat that needs to be stamped out.  

Drone footage shared on Douyin, Tiktok’s twin service in China, shows scores of what appear to be pre-fabricated structures similar to shipping containers lined up in a clearing surrounded by forest. Several social media users said the video showed a Covid quarantine facility in Guangan city, Sichuan.