Three years on, Covid-19 has finally come full circle in China but tough times lie ahead

Morning rush hour in Wuhan's Wuchang district on Dec 9. Chinese authorities this week announced a relaxation of lockdown measures. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - Living and reporting in “zero-Covid” China over the past three years often felt like living an alternate reality.

When a “mysterious pneumonia” first surfaced in early 2020 and many started hoarding masks and sanitiser, others elsewhere thought it was simply a country overreacting.

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