A PENSIONER who nursing home staff thought had died turned out to be ALIVE just as his body was about to be taken to a crematorium.
Bizarre footage has emerged on Chinese social media showing the moment baffled workers unzipped a body bag after staff noticed movement as it was put in a hearse.
Footage shows two workers pulling a body bag from a hearseCredit: Douyin/FM10271027
A man who nursing home staff thought was dead was discovered alive, it’s reportedCredit: Douyin/FM10271027
Putuo District has launched an investigation as according to video posted locally in Shanghai – which has been subject to the world’s strictest Covid lockdown – the man was found alive after being put in a body bag.
The clip shows officials in protective gear hauling a yellow body bag from the hearse.
They can be heard telling staff to open it and one person says: “You come here and see if he’s dead? He is still breathing! Didn’t you see he’s moving?”
The unverified footage from May 1 then shows the body bag being peeled back – revealing the pensioner is indeed still alive despite carers thinking he’d died from Covid.
A person then tells staff: “He is alive, don’t cover his face ever again.”
The man was then wheeled back into the nursing home before being taken to hospital for a check-up.
He is understood to be in a stable condition as authorities probe the incident after the nursing home issued an apology.
It comes after Shanghai’s 26 million residents were plunged into an extremely strict lockdown for more than five weeks with Chinese authorities justifying it as a way to get the city’s Covid cases under control.
Unsettling footage appears to show young children in the city dressed in hazmat suits, with the group of youngsters covered from head to toe heading to school.
And heartbreaking images showed toddlers screaming their heads off after they were forcibly removed from their parents and kept in cages.
Meanwhile, a sickening clip showed police in Shanghai stuffing dozens of live cats in bags to be slaughtered.
Just days ago, citizens were caged in after police built fences outside people’s homes overnight.
The cruel approach to handling Covid has rocked the city to its core, sparking mass panic, anxiety and outrage amongst horrified residents.
In a shocking video that went viral on Chinese social media, starving shoppers raided a Shanghai supermarket.
The strict lockdown came as the city struggled to contain an outbreak with thousands Covid cases a day being reported.
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