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‘It was all for nothing’: Chinese count cost of Xi’s snap decision to let Covid rip

The Observer 29 Jan 2023
It was the beginning of the chaos of 2022, as local Chinese authorities desperately tried to follow President Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid decree while facing the most virulent strain of the virus yet ... By the end of the year, zero-Covid was gone ... There is a lot of debate about the impact of the November protests against zero-Covid on his decision.
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WHO urges nations to address gaps in leprosy services, accelerate efforts towards achieving zero infection

Beijing News 29 Jan 2023
"The World Health Organization today called on countries in the South-East Asia Region and globally to urgently address gaps in leprosy services disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to accelerate efforts towards zero leprosy infection and disease, zero leprosy disability, and ...
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Urgently address gaps in leprosy services disrupted due to covid pandemic: WHO

Live Mint 29 Jan 2023
The World Health Organization on Sunday called on countries in the South-East Asia Region and globally to urgently address gaps in leprosy services disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic and to accelerate efforts towards zero leprosy infection and disease, zero leprosy disability, ...
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Lunar New Year holiday trips surge in China after lifting of Covid restrictions

CNN 29 Jan 2023
China saw 226 million domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday, state media reported, a 74% surge from last year after the government lifted all travel curbs under its now-abandoned zero-Covid policy ... The Chinese government abruptly abandoned its costly zero-Covid policy ...
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Urgently address gaps in leprosy services disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic: WHO

Financial Express 29 Jan 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday urged countries, especially those in the South-East Asia Region, to urgently address gaps in leprosy services disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic ... Post-Covid, hospitality education shows greater level of readiness ... Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches Bharat Biotech’s nasal Covid vaccine.
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China says weekly Covid deaths dropped 50% during Lunar New Year holidays

La Prensa Latina 29 Jan 2023
During the holiday week, 308 million journeys were made, 23.1 percent more than the same period in 2022, when restrictions on movements were in force as part of the country’s now-scrapped zero Covid policy ... China began to dismantle its zero-Covid policy in early December,.
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China reports covid-death decrease

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 29 Jan 2023
After facing criticism for an information vacuum that followed last month's abrupt abandonment of zero-covid policies, China has started publishing figures again on covid-related fatalities ... Mortality rates in other countries as they exited zero-covid policies also indicate China's total should be higher.
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China approves two domestically developed COVID drugs

Hong Kong Standard 29 Jan 2023
China abandoned its stringent "zero COVID" policy in early December after protests against it, allowing people to travel and the virus to ...
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Holiday trips within China surge after COVID curbs lifted

Hong Kong Standard 29 Jan 2023
According to official data, the number of COVID deaths a showed weekly decline, however ... China abandoned its strict "zero COVID" policy in early December after protests against the restrictions, allowing people to travel and the virus to spread rapidly throughout the country.
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Ronaldo’s Saudi switch another symbol of Chinese decline

Egypt Today 29 Jan 2023
China’s draconian zero-COVID policy only heightened challenges for Chinese clubs ... Those moves come after China was forced last year to relinquish the rights to the 2023 Asian Cup as its zero-COVID policy had no end in sight at the time.
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China resumes visa issuance to Japanese citizens

Kyodo 29 Jan 2023
China said Sunday it will resume issuing visas for Japanese citizens, a procedure it suspended in early January in protest of Japan's tightened COVID-19 measures for travelers from China ... 8 in a full departure from its strict "zero-COVID" policy ... countermeasures against COVID-19.
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China Resumes Issuing Ordinary Visas to Japanese Nationals - Embassy

Urdu Point 29 Jan 2023
In December, China's government started to gradually ease its "zero tolerance" policy toward COVID-19 cases, which had been the strictest in the world for almost three years ... At the same time, the country faces an increase in COVID-19 ...
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China announces resumption of visas for Japanese

Financial Express 29 Jan 2023
China announced it was resuming issuing visas for Japanese travelers beginning Sunday, ending its nearly three-week suspension in an apparent protest of Tokyo’s tougher COVID-19 entry requirements for tourists from China ... as scarce COVID-19 data from Beijing ... Post zero Covid.
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Galen Goertzen: Science says stick with the vaccines

The Spokesman-Review 29 Jan 2023
Sometimes I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has said, “We just need to move past COVID-19 and get back to normal life.” But how do we do that? Most health professionals believe it’s through vaccination ... COVID vaccines, particularly the mRNA vaccines, are remarkably effective ... COVID vaccines are safe but can result in some side effects.

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