China’s strict ‘Covid zero’ plans forces workers to sleep in office with bosses

China has imposed its draconian measures to curb Covid-19 in its financial capital, putting workers to sleep in office for days.

The stringent Covid policy came as positive cases escalated in the coastal city of Shanghai while local government vowed to keep the infectious separated in a two-stage lockdown.

One of the measures is stop workers from returning home to avoid cross-infections.

One worker, who works at a company in Shanghai Software Park, documented his horrendous life during the office lockdown and shared to viewers online.

He received a notice that called for all workers who had been to the office prior February 28 to return the site for a 12-day compulsory quarantine.

In the video he shared on Douyin, medical staff are present to take swab test samples off every worker on a daily basis.

The staff are then given their "free time" to arrange office space so they can settle down in a makeshift "home".

During off-work hours, he and his colleagues turned the IT department to an esports studio as some of them are seen playing online games like Counter Strike and Honour of Kings.

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Others have set up their "sleeping quarters" in the main office area — by laying all the sleeping bags on the floor in rows of two.

"Our company ordered extra foldable beds so some of us don't have to sleep on the floor," he said.

"We've got too many people in, some have to sleep in the corridor.

On the fifth day of quarantine, the man films himself doing at workouts using office equipment as a DIY exercising tool.

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He grabs a long fabric and hangs it over the office door so he could do muscle training for his arms.

The whole team was quarantined for 12 days and workers were allowed to go home after clearing up the clutters in the office.

"Now let's go home for round two quarantine," he added.

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