The Shanghai IKEA Xuhui store was temporarily closed on the evening of the 13th, and many consumers managed to break through the security blockade and forcibly leave the store.
IKEA Xuhui store in Shanghai suddenly closed the entrance and exit yesterday evening.
Chinese social media reported that the IKEA store in Xuhui District in central Shanghai broadcasted yesterday evening that it has received a request from the authorities to lock down the store, and a large number of customers pushed the guards who were blocking the exit.
Lock customers in store to prevent Covid
The reason for the lockdown is that the store has footprints of COVID-19 patients. Shanghai IKEA customer service said that the Xuhui store is closed today due to epidemic prevention measures.
The Shanghai Municipal Government responded that there are foreigners in Xuhui District who have abnormal nucleic acid test results, and that there are close contacts in the store, and relevant areas and personnel must be investigated and controlled.
According to videos and posts posted by Chinese netizens on Weibo, the manager of the IKEA store in Shanghai’s Xuhui District suddenly broadcast that after receiving a notice from the authorities, people will stop entering and leaving immediately, and a large number of people in the store move quickly towards the exit. , some managed to leave before the gates closed, others looked at each other through the glass door.
Another clip shows that when the store guards worked together to close an iron door, more and more people were pushing on the other side of the door, and people screamed from time to time.
Several people in the guard area could not resist the force which caused the iron door to open. The crowd kept pouring out, and the guards who were overwhelmed almost fell.
Finally, after a wave of people swarmed out, the iron gate was closed once again by the guards from the outside.