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China Eases Some COVID Restrictions as It Moves to Block New Protests

HeadlineNov 29, 2022

Authorities in China have moved to prevent more large protests against the country’s zero-COVID policies. In Beijing, police surrounded the site where protesters were planning to gather on Monday. Meanwhile, in Shanghai, police erected large barriers where protests were held over the weekend. Police made several arrests at a small protest in the southern city of Hangzhou on Monday night. Meanwhile, Chinese officials have begun lifting some COVID-19 restrictions following this weekend’s unprecedented protests. China has also announced a new drive to vaccinate more residents over the age of 80.

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