People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE
Hao Zhou
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Hao Zhou

Beijing shows how coronavirus’ impact on the economy can be contained

  • Beijing authorities responded quickly to the outbreak of a new wave of infections with aggressive mass testing and a partial lockdown, shoring up public confidence
  • Its playbook should be studied, as the virus is expected to re-emerge from time to time until a vaccine is found

People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE
People wearing protective face masks ride the subway in Beijing during evening rush hour on June 18, a week after the city was hit by a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Passenger numbers dipped on news of the mini outbreak, but to nowhere near the lows experienced during January and February. Photo: EPA-EFE
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