China easing ‘zero-COVID’ policy after historic protests
China is finally easing its brutal “zero-COVID” policies after nearly a week of the biggest uprising in decades.
Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who oversees COVID efforts, signaled the change Wednesday — as numerous regions also started lifting lockdowns, which had forced people into state-run facilities and left whole cities effectively shut down over just one detected case.
Speaking at the National Health Commission, Sun said that it was time to change the approach nearly three years after the contagion was first detected in Wuhan.
“The country is facing a new...