Reuters reveals China's 'zero-COVID' campaign under strain as Omicron surges | Reuters News Agency

Reuters reveals China’s ‘zero-COVID’ campaign under strain as Omicron surges

Reuters provided insight into how China is doubling down on its “zero-COVID” strategy, saying the spread of the potentially milder Omicron variant is no reason to lower its guard amid warnings of economic disruptions and even public unrest as lockdowns drag into a third year. As other countries talk about a transition from “pandemic” to “endemic,” China has stepped up policies to stamp out any new outbreak as soon as it arises, sealing off cities, shutting transport links and launching mass testing programs.

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Topics of Interest: Health
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Regions: Asia
Countries: China
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
Security guards wearing protective masks walk on a street, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song
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