As Beijing residents wait to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday, an ambulance worker in protective gear and medical workers stands by. Photo: AP
As Beijing residents wait to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday, an ambulance worker in protective gear and medical workers stands by. Photo: AP

Beijing hospitals battle staff shortage and patient influx after China’s sudden zero-Covid switch

  • Infected doctors and other staff are pushing on at work so hospitals can continue to treat the public
  • Many Chinese remain fearful of the virus, prompting long queues at hospital fever clinics and a spike in the number of calls for an ambulance

As Beijing residents wait to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday, an ambulance worker in protective gear and medical workers stands by. Photo: AP
As Beijing residents wait to enter the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing on Tuesday, an ambulance worker in protective gear and medical workers stands by. Photo: AP
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