Rows of temporary quarantine facilities are under construction in Jilin City, in northeast China’s Jilin Province. On Tuesday, China reported 2,281 locally transmitted symptomatic cases in the wave of Omicron hitting almost every province. Photo: Xinhua
Rows of temporary quarantine facilities are under construction in Jilin City, in northeast China’s Jilin Province. On Tuesday, China reported 2,281 locally transmitted symptomatic cases in the wave of Omicron hitting almost every province. Photo: Xinhua

No shift in China’s zero-Covid response until big pandemic picture changes: top mainland expert

  • Liang Wannian says factors both inside China and overseas must be reviewed before China alters its strict zero-Covid response
  • He says the large proportion of asymptomatic infections can be attributed to China’s effectiveness in disease prevention and control

Rows of temporary quarantine facilities are under construction in Jilin City, in northeast China’s Jilin Province. On Tuesday, China reported 2,281 locally transmitted symptomatic cases in the wave of Omicron hitting almost every province. Photo: Xinhua
Rows of temporary quarantine facilities are under construction in Jilin City, in northeast China’s Jilin Province. On Tuesday, China reported 2,281 locally transmitted symptomatic cases in the wave of Omicron hitting almost every province. Photo: Xinhua
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