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Omicron and global Covid-19 surge set to test China’s health defences

China is doubling down on its zero-Covid containment strategy as the new Omicron variant and a surge in coronavirus cases test the country’s health defences.National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said on Tuesday that Covid-19 cases were on the rise around the world, with daily numbers nearing previous highs.“The Omicron variant has [also] been spreading in some countries and regions, putting increasing pressure on China to prevent the virus from being introduced into the country,” Mi said…

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