Snap Insight: China finally acknowledges difficulties of zero-COVID for its people

Snap Insight: China finally acknowledges difficulties of zero-COVID for its people

2 months ago

SINGAPORE: Public grievances over China’s zero-COVID policy, which ignited unprecedented mass protests in more than a dozen cities, finally made the government loosen its restrictions that lasted for almost three years.

While the rest of the world has largely learnt to live with the virus, China, where the first COVID-19 case was reported, has just started to ponder this option.

China’s National Health Commission on Wednesday (Dec 7) announced the frequency and scope of PCR testing will be reduced, while lockdowns will be limited as much as possible.

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