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Daily Mail: China’s President Xi calls for ‘unity’ and to ‘work harder’ as country enters ‘new phase’ in battle against surging Covid infections in his first public address since abandoning his Zero-Covid policy
* Xi addressed the nation for New Year and made his first comments on Covid
* China abandoned its stringent, long-held zero-Covid policy earlier this month
* There has been a considerable ‘exit-wave’ of infections but Chinese citizens are revelling in their new found freedoms
Chinese President Xi Jinping today called for unity amid a ‘new phase’ in its approach to combating the pandemic in his first comments to the public on COVID-19 since abandoning stringent lockdown rules.
China’s abrupt switch earlier this month from the ‘zero-COVID’ policy that it had maintained for nearly three years has led to infections sweeping across the country unchecked.
It has also caused a further drop in economic activity and international concern, with Britain and France becoming the latest countries to impose curbs on travellers from China.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping Says The Country Is Entering A New Phase In Combating Covid