A number of cities and districts across China are now charging for Covid tests to cover mounting costs. Photo: Xinhua
A number of cities and districts across China are now charging for Covid tests to cover mounting costs. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: cost of China’s zero-Covid policy forces another local government to charge for tests

  • Local governments have been burdened with increased expenditure as a result of Beijing’s zero-Covid policy and its hardline restrictions
  • While more municipalities could start charging residents for Covid tests, it does not presage a major change in government policy, analysts say

A number of cities and districts across China are now charging for Covid tests to cover mounting costs. Photo: Xinhua
A number of cities and districts across China are now charging for Covid tests to cover mounting costs. Photo: Xinhua
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