China continues to follow a strict zero-Covid policy involving lockdowns, quarantine, border controls and mass testing to prevent the spread of outbreaks. Photo: Reuters
China continues to follow a strict zero-Covid policy involving lockdowns, quarantine, border controls and mass testing to prevent the spread of outbreaks. Photo: Reuters

Lives come first, China’s Erdos city tells residents, as zero-Covid blamed for death of 3-year-old

  • ‘We insist on putting lives first’, official statement says, as death of toddler in another city sparks fresh anger over human cost of zero-Covid
  • Widely shared video clip from Hebei shows a father brandishing a knife to get past a Covid-19 checkpoint and buy baby milk formula for his son

China continues to follow a strict zero-Covid policy involving lockdowns, quarantine, border controls and mass testing to prevent the spread of outbreaks. Photo: Reuters
China continues to follow a strict zero-Covid policy involving lockdowns, quarantine, border controls and mass testing to prevent the spread of outbreaks. Photo: Reuters
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