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Australia’s Wong To Visit The Pacific In A Bipartisan Effort To Boost Ties

Li, 30, who asked to be identified only by his family name, told Reuters he was allowed to recuperate at home in the industrial city near the capital Beijing.
13 Dec 2022 18:00
Australia’s Wong To Visit The Pacific In A Bipartisan Effort To Boost Ties
Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong. Photo: Reuters

BAODING, China, Dec 11 (Reuters) – When Li tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday in Baoding in northern China, he braced for a five-day quarantine at a makeshift local hospital as part of the country’s strict pandemic controls.

Instead, China the next day abruptly relaxed the policy that has made the world’s most-populous country an outlier in a world largely learning to live with COVID.

Li, 30, who asked to be identified only by his family name, told Reuters he was allowed to recuperate at home in the industrial city near the capital Beijing.

But the sudden policy shift caught him off guard – left on his own, he had no medication at home to treat his fever.

 

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Source: Reuters

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