Patients at a hospital in Tanghan on Friday. China has seen a surge in cases since it lifted controls earlier this month. Photo: AFP
Patients at a hospital in Tanghan on Friday. China has seen a surge in cases since it lifted controls earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Chinese state media publishes call for end to online attacks on Covid experts amid mounting criticism as cases surge

  • Multiple outlets carried an article that took on critics of the current approach as well as those spreading a nationalist conspiracy theory that blames foreign forces
  • China has dramatically dropped its draconian zero-Covid policies this month and the article defended the authorities’ handling of the situation

Patients at a hospital in Tanghan on Friday. China has seen a surge in cases since it lifted controls earlier this month. Photo: AFP
Patients at a hospital in Tanghan on Friday. China has seen a surge in cases since it lifted controls earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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