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January 27, 2023

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Lockdowns in China lead to university students going around in circles

Chinese university students and even sheep have been going around in circles in China and both occurrences have gone viral.

According to a report in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), university students crawling around on all fours have become a trend as some college level students seek to relieve the stress and boredom of lockdown under China’s ongoing zero-COVID-19 policy.

The act of crawling on four limbs is also known as the quadruped movement. The news outlet noted that, on Xiaohungshu, China’s Instagram platform, a hashtag called “Xiaohongshu Crawling Competition” has received over 3.8 million views.

Some university students in China are also making handcrafted animals out of cardboard as their companions to handle boredom and isolation.

A recent video of sheep going around in circles in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region for 12 days straight, drew global attention and caused a lot of speculations. Some feel it was because they were locked in their pens for too long.

There have been a series of lockdowns in China, and the government is in the process of constructing COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Most residents of the city have already been advised not to leave their compounds, some of which are being fenced in.

According to the Associated Press (AP) at entrances, workers clad head to toe in white hazmat suits stop unauthorised people and make sure residents show a recent negative COVID-19 test result on their cellphone health apps to gain entry. Several university campuses are closed, while students in lower grades have been shifted to online classes.

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