Residents of a compound in Urumqi, Xinjiang get tested on Sunday. The city has been locked down amid a fresh outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

Josephine Ma

Why China’s extreme coronavirus controls are unlikely to work elsewhere

  • Chinese strategy of having zero infections uses big data and surveillance to identify and quarantine any new case
  • But it’s a different story in the United States, where lockdowns have been lifted despite a high transmission rate
Residents of a compound in Urumqi, Xinjiang get tested on Sunday. The city has been locked down amid a fresh outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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