In those 6 days, tens of thousands of people gathered for a banquet in Wuhan, and China saw 3,000 new infections.
Now that they can't protest in the streets, people are doing it inside the hit social simulation game.
One video shows a man being tied up by his neighbors, who forced him to wear a bra as a mask.
LEAK: Secret Documents Show How China Targets Muslims for 'Re-Education' Camps — and Spies on Their Families
The vast majority of people were interned for mundane behavior like wearing a hijab, having “thick beards,” visiting a foreign website, or applying for a passport.
The admission came on the deadliest day of the virus so far, when 65 new deaths were confirmed.
Pro-democracy protests and the police response to them have become increasingly violent this week, and Hong Kongers worry that Beijing will soon intervene directly.
Police Detained Northeast Indians Thinking They’re Tibetans Who Might Protest Against Chinese President’s Visit
Around 40 Northeastern people, including women, were detained despite having identity cards.
Tibetan activists in India see these “preemptive arrests” as a sign of China’s growing influence over democracies and “their ability to press governments to silence freedom of speech in all corners of the world."
This is the first reported incident of the police's live ammunition hitting a protester since the pro-democracy rallies started.
The game's future is bleak amid the fallout from a joke about China's president in its original release.
World leaders will gather for the G20 summit in Japan this week, and China has told them not to mention the massive protests in Hong Kong.