China’s zero-Covid policy is under scrutiny again after an anguished father pleaded with indifferent local authorities for help while his son was dying from gas poisoning. Photo: AFP
China’s zero-Covid policy is under scrutiny again after an anguished father pleaded with indifferent local authorities for help while his son was dying from gas poisoning. Photo: AFP

Toddler’s death raises new questions about human costs of China’s zero-Covid measures

  • Anguished father says his son was dying from gas poisoning while he pleaded with local authorities for help
  • Three-year-old’s death is latest in string of heart-wrenching cases where urgent treatments were denied due to Covid protocols

China’s zero-Covid policy is under scrutiny again after an anguished father pleaded with indifferent local authorities for help while his son was dying from gas poisoning. Photo: AFP
China’s zero-Covid policy is under scrutiny again after an anguished father pleaded with indifferent local authorities for help while his son was dying from gas poisoning. Photo: AFP
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