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China scraps tracking app as zero-Covid policy is dismantled

Health authorities sound warning on infection rate, with hundreds of thousands of doctors redeployed across the country

China has announced plans to scrap its primary Covid tracking app in the latest rollback of pandemic control measures, just days after abruptly abandoning its long-running zero-Covid policy.

It came as health authorities warned of widespread infections on the horizon, and redeployed hundreds of thousands of doctors and nurses to intensive care units in preparation for an Omicron surge through the population of 1.4 billion people.

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