Xi'an, a city with 13 million residents, has reported 960 locally transmitted cases so far since December 9. That may seem minuscule compared to the daily infections seen in Europe or the US, but Xi'an's outbreak is one of China's worst in its pandemic history.
On December 23, the city announced it would confine its residents at home. As the lockdown continues, many say they are running out of food and pleading for help on social media. Insider noted that a number of Weibo posts were deleted or removed from trending searches, though it's unclear who took them down.