China Covid pandemic: Xi hails response as Shanghai hits record
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China Covid pandemic: Xi hails response as Shanghai hits record

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April 9, 2022

China's President Xi Jinping has praised his country's handling of the Covid pandemic, even as Shanghai reported record case numbers.


New Delhi, 09 April 2022

As per news report of BBC, speaking at an event marking China's hosting of the Winter Olympics, Mr Xi said some athletes said China deserved a gold medal for its approach. China's zero-Covid policy has come under strain with infections surging and signs of public anger. Shanghai's 25 million residents remain under lockdown. On Friday, the city - China's financial hub - announced a record 21,000 cases. An official said that out of 130,000 infections during the current outbreak, just one person was considered to be in a "severe condition". The low numbers of serious cases have led some to ask whether a lockdown is necessary, says BBC China correspondent Stephen McDonell.

Source - BBC

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