Chaos Looms as China U-Turns Zero-COVID-19

NTD Newsroom
By NTD Newsroom
December 15, 2022China in Focus

China’s strict zero Covid-19 policy may be rolling back, but chaos has taken its place instead.

In Beijing, relief over the widespread re-opening has quickly turned to fear as residents are staying home, many shops are closed, and streets remain empty.

Only the drugstores are busy with customers flocking to bulk-buy flu medicine.

Just a few weeks ago, the country’s officials still praised the zero-COVID-19 policy as “scientific” and bound to “pass the test of history” with draconian measures like locking down an entire community over one infection.

Suddenly, they’re saying COVID-19 isn’t a big deal.

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