Some major cities across China have moved to cut back PCR testing after the State Council announced a 20-point playbook of measures to refine Covid-19 controls and minimise interruption to the economy and social activities. Photo: Kyodo
Some major cities across China have moved to cut back PCR testing after the State Council announced a 20-point playbook of measures to refine Covid-19 controls and minimise interruption to the economy and social activities. Photo: Kyodo

Coronavirus: cities in China roll back testing in a sign of shift in strict zero-Covid policy

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Some major cities across China have moved to cut back PCR testing after the State Council announced a 20-point playbook of measures to refine Covid-19 controls and minimise interruption to the economy and social activities. Photo: Kyodo
Some major cities across China have moved to cut back PCR testing after the State Council announced a 20-point playbook of measures to refine Covid-19 controls and minimise interruption to the economy and social activities. Photo: Kyodo
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