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China reports first Covid death for six months as Beijing cases rise

An 87-year-old man died in the capital over the weekend and officials have called for residents to avoid ‘non-imperative’ travel

China reported the death of an 87-year-old man in Beijing on Sunday as its first fatality from Covid-19 in six months, with cases rising despite a stringent zero-Covid policy.

China is the last major economy still welded to a no-tolerance policy on the virus and has enforced snap lockdowns, mass testing and quarantines even as the rest of the world adjusts to living with Covid.

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