Zhu Zhongtao, a Shanghai-based truck driver, was hauling a load of supplies urgently needed by a local manufacturer in a nearby city when he was unexpectedly sent to quarantine.
Driving from Shanghai, the center of China’s current Covid-19 outbreak, Mr. Zhu was stopped at a toll gate when trying to enter a county in nearby Wenzhou, said Zhou Chenguang, Mr. Zhu’s employer. There, he was asked to show three different health declarations to prove he was Covid-free and hadn’t passed virus hot spots in the past two weeks. He also underwent an on-site Covid test and his result was negative. The driver had met all the requirements to enter the county, Mr. Zhou said.