Economic measures supposed to ease the effects of the pandemic are increasing inequality.
A lack of hard currency mean that essential imports are in short supply.
Officials attribute problems of access to economic limitations. The reality is very different.
No evidence to support official claims that country’s advanced” science and medicine” has saved record numbers of patients.
The state steps up its assault and harassment of independent artists.
Despite official claims, country lacks the basic telecommunications infrastructure to make this happen.
New measures mean that only those with access to hard currency can obtain essential goods.
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
The crackdown on street vendors selling basic goods means people have to join long queues in government-run shops.
Low state pensions mean that older people risk exposure to the virus to make ends meet.