People take care of elderly relatives lying on stretchers at the Changhai Hospital hall in Shanghai on January 3. Photo: AP
People take care of elderly relatives lying on stretchers at the Changhai Hospital hall in Shanghai on January 3. Photo: AP
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Ending ‘zero-Covid’ policy will bring pain but put China on road to normality

  • China’s abrupt reversal after years of strict pandemic controls caught many by surprise, including local officials and the healthcare system
  • While there is much confusion and concern as Beijing’s new approach takes shape, the return of quarantine-free travel and major events give reason for optimism

People take care of elderly relatives lying on stretchers at the Changhai Hospital hall in Shanghai on January 3. Photo: AP
People take care of elderly relatives lying on stretchers at the Changhai Hospital hall in Shanghai on January 3. Photo: AP
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