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Mar 19, 2022 03:54 AM
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China Defends Dynamic Zero-Covid Approach Amid Flare-Up

Officials from the National Health Commission and the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration at a press conference Friday.
Officials from the National Health Commission and the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration at a press conference Friday.

China vowed to stick with its dynamic Zero-Covid approach as the country faces by far its biggest outbreak since the early days of the pandemic.

The goal of the approach is to bring the pandemic under control in the shortest possible time with minimum cost to society, Wang Hesheng, vice director of the National Health Commission (NHC) and administrator of the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration, said Friday at a press conference. The policy includes imposing travel restrictions, lockdowns and mass testing in response to outbreaks.

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