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guānzhuàng bìngdú 官状病毒

A driver parked their cement truck after working for 48 hours on the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, only to be booted by chengguan for failing to clean their vehicle (Source: CDT Chinese)

Criticism of government incompetence in responding to the COVID-19 epidemic; homophonic play on "coronavirus" (guānzhuàng bìngdú 冠状病毒, swapping the character "crown" 冠 for "official" 官). For example, netizens fumed over the 2020 CCTV Spring Festival Gala, broadcast during the throes of Wuhan's lockdown, piqued especially when Jackie Chan sang, "Show me where China looks sick" (问我国家哪像染病). One netizen wrote, "...the bureaucravirus is spreading, the sick are pleading for help, doctors are sounding the alarm... and a pop star is asking where China looks sick?"