Beijing is betting that its zero-Covid strategy will repeat the success it had in 2020 when the first outbreak began in Wuhan. Photo: AP
Beijing is betting that its zero-Covid strategy will repeat the success it had in 2020 when the first outbreak began in Wuhan. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: China urged to be ‘more precise and scientific’ with controls as economic toll mounts

  • Local officials are prioritising containment of the latest Omicron outbreak over economic performance, government advisers say
  • Beijing is refusing to give up its zero-Covid policy, despite the growing cost and public fatigue with harsh restrictions

Beijing is betting that its zero-Covid strategy will repeat the success it had in 2020 when the first outbreak began in Wuhan. Photo: AP
Beijing is betting that its zero-Covid strategy will repeat the success it had in 2020 when the first outbreak began in Wuhan. Photo: AP
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