Residents look out from barriers around locked down Haizhu district in Guangzhou last month. Photo: AP
Residents look out from barriers around locked down Haizhu district in Guangzhou last month. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Chinese city pushes ‘flu-like’ Omicron message as zero-Covid rules eased despite rise in cases

  • Guangzhou officials underline reduced virulence of Omicron and its subvariants, as several districts ease zero-Covid restrictions despite rising cases
  • Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan has said Omicron is more transmissible but less deadly, signalling a new chapter in China’s pandemic response

Residents look out from barriers around locked down Haizhu district in Guangzhou last month. Photo: AP
Residents look out from barriers around locked down Haizhu district in Guangzhou last month. Photo: AP
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