Hubei residents are detained in ‘coronavirus re-education camps’ for ‘strolling on the streets’

Authorities in China’s Hubei Province have sent residents who strolled on the streets during the coronavirus outbreak to ‘re-education camps’, according to reports.

A video shows the residents studying in a room guarded by anti-coronavirus officers at one of the centres last Saturday in Huangshi, Hubei Province of central China.

It is said the detainees would need to pass exams on coronavirus regulations and sign an agreement letter before being released. They were punished for ‘being outside for no particular reasons’.

A video shows people studying in a room guarded by anti-coronavirus officers in Hubei, China

The picture shows one detainee reading out coronavirus regulations in front of two officers

The picture shows one detainee reading out coronavirus regulations in front of two officers

The so-called students would need to pass exams on coronavirus regulations and sign an agreement letter before they are released from the education centre in Hubei Province, China

The so-called students would need to pass exams on coronavirus regulations and sign an agreement letter before they are released from the education centre in Hubei Province, China

The local government assembled five patrol teams last week to catch people who are wandering down the streets amid the outbreak.

The residents were sent to the Seventeenth High School of Huangshi, which is used as the re-education centre.

The camps have also been branded as ‘classes for disobedience’, reported Chudian News, an affiliation to Guangdong Broadcast and Television Station. 

The local government assembled five patrol teams to catch people wandering on the streets

The local government assembled five patrol teams to catch people wandering on the streets

An officer is pictured giving a speech to the detainees in the education centre in Huangshi city

An officer is pictured giving a speech to the detainees in the education centre in Huangshi city

A Hubei resident, known by his surname Chen, was approached by the local media when he was allegedly leaving the camp.

Mr Chen told Pear Video he was sent to the centre after being caught walking to drop off something to his family. 

The resident continued: ‘I think it’s great because some people didn’t know the information or understand the situation.    

‘Overall it was great to have a learning opportunity like this,’ he said. 

A Hubei resident, known by his surname Chen, was approached by the local media when he was allegedly leaving the camp. He said it was great to have a learning opportunity like this

A Hubei resident, known by his surname Chen, was approached by the local media when he was allegedly leaving the camp. He said it was great to have a learning opportunity like this



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