People queue to test for Covid-19 at a swab collection station in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
People queue to test for Covid-19 at a swab collection station in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Tell China to ease zero-Covid policy on human rights grounds, US congressional panel hears

  • Extremely low infection and mortality rates from coronavirus have come at expense of privacy and civil liberties, global health analyst testifies
  • Beijing’s stringent measures said to worsen second-level disasters due to impeded access to food and healthcare for other illnesses

People queue to test for Covid-19 at a swab collection station in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
People queue to test for Covid-19 at a swab collection station in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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