A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for testing, after the government eased rules for coronavirus disease control, in Wuhan, China, on December 10. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for testing, after the government eased rules for coronavirus disease control, in Wuhan, China, on December 10. Photo: Reuters
Aidan Yao
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Aidan Yao

China’s zero-Covid exit and reopening will be neither smooth nor swift

  • As Beijing begins easing pandemic restrictions, the rising Covid-19 caseload and pressure on hospitals could force local authorities to back-pedal
  • Even with a fully reopened economy by next year, recovery will take time

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for testing, after the government eased rules for coronavirus disease control, in Wuhan, China, on December 10. Photo: Reuters
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for testing, after the government eased rules for coronavirus disease control, in Wuhan, China, on December 10. Photo: Reuters
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