China Alleviates Zero-COVID Policy to Control Public Anger

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Chinese authorities alleviated strict anti-virus measures in an effort to control public anger against the government’s zero-COVID policy. In major cities such as Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, and Chengdu, the announcement was made that testing requirements and controls would be eased. Transportation service and markets also reopened in some areas. However, many of the anti-virus measures still remain in effect, which may cause another protest, fueled by the death of former leader Jiang Zemin who led China to dramatic economic growth.