Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

How Omicron variant of coronavirus led to bursting of China’s zero-Covid dykes

  • Effectiveness of strict lockdowns and mass testing waned as economic and social costs mounted
  • Experts say China wasted almost an entire year that could have been used to prepare population for change

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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