Chinese officials have apologized to residents of a locked-down community in Guangzhou for removing the locks on the doors of their homes.
Reports say a number of people at the apartment complex in the Southern Chinese City had recently tested positive for COVID.
According to the reports, the locks were broken on the front doors of at least eighty-four homes by grassroots officials and community workers.
The move sparked an angry outcry, with many calling for those involved to be arrested for illegal entry.
Meanwhile, the district government in Guanghou’s Liwan has also apologized to the residents.