China abandons zero-Covid policy
Fears Surge China
Fears of deadly infection surge as China abandons zero-Covid policy
“I don’t know that there is necessarily a huge political problem for Xi and party in terms of [messaging] as they are still very much in control of the domestic narrative,” said Prof Rana Mitter, director of the Oxford University China Centre.
“The narrative they are pushing is that they can now shift direction,
There may also be health implications. China’s easing of restrictions was welcomed by the World Health Organization,
but its director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, also warned about the risks of new variants developing in any large population not protected by vaccination.