Local authorities are racing to contain new Covid-19 outbreaks in China, but under recently relaxed rules, they have been instructed to refrain from using harsher restrictions. Photo: AP
Local authorities are racing to contain new Covid-19 outbreaks in China, but under recently relaxed rules, they have been instructed to refrain from using harsher restrictions. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: China’s eased zero-Covid rules put to the test as cases spike

  • Under newly relaxed rules, regional authorities have been told to stop local outbreaks while addressing ‘public demands’
  • Major outbreak ‘highly possible’ in China, disease expert says

Local authorities are racing to contain new Covid-19 outbreaks in China, but under recently relaxed rules, they have been instructed to refrain from using harsher restrictions. Photo: AP
Local authorities are racing to contain new Covid-19 outbreaks in China, but under recently relaxed rules, they have been instructed to refrain from using harsher restrictions. Photo: AP
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