Officials direct residents during mass testing in Manzhouli, which is in the midst of an outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Officials direct residents during mass testing in Manzhouli, which is in the midst of an outbreak. Photo: Reuters

China defends zero-Covid strategy, says speed vital to stopping spread

  • National Health Commission director Ma Xiaowei vows to stick with the country’s approach, underlining importance of ‘golden first 24 hours’
  • The country can now contain outbreaks in two weeks, he says

Topic |   Coronavirus China
Officials direct residents during mass testing in Manzhouli, which is in the midst of an outbreak. Photo: Reuters
Officials direct residents during mass testing in Manzhouli, which is in the midst of an outbreak. Photo: Reuters
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