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“Zero COVID” in China has created major issues, but it appears to be easing control

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China has enforced anti-virus controls that residents feel are too much.

After pushback, the country has started to ease some of their serious precautions forced on their residents. Some of these enforcements include confining millions of people to their homes, according to the Associated Press.

Many of these people are forced to stay inside of their home for months on end. This sparked protests and resulted in universities sending students home. While China says that was a precaution to stop the spread of the virus, others feel it was a move that would help deter protests from happening.


16 major cities including Beijing allowed residents to get on buses and the subway without having to take a test in the last two days. This precaution has been enforced for months and is now lifted. Markets and businesses in other areas have reopened as well as allowing more movement. Neighborhoods that have infections still have restrictions.

Whether or not these restrictions were always going to be slowly lifted or if they were a response to what happened with protests is not known.

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