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China eyes anti-Covid-19 oral drug to boost image, reopen borders

A technician at work in a laboratory at Tsinghua University in Beijing. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - When the going gets rough, China's toughest woman gets going.

At the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic in January 2020, President Xi Jinping sent Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan to the epicentre of Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei in central China, to oversee the battle against the coronavirus.

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