Beijing residents wary amid rapid easing of Covid-19 curbs

A woman waits for customers at a restaurant with dine-in services suspended in Beijing on Nov 19, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Gastropub owner Joe Hou is waiting for his customers to return.

In the two days since dine-in restrictions were lifted in Beijing, his sports-themed eatery has been largely empty, save for a handful of regulars who wanted to watch the World Cup football tournament.

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