China says 'positive' signs as Xi'an cases ease


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China says 'positive' signs as Xi'an cases ease New COVID-19 cases in the locked-down Chinese city of Xi'an fell to their lowest in a week, health officials said Sunday, as residents face their eleventh day under strict home confinement. China has followed a "zero COVID" approach involving tight border restrictions and swift, targeted lockdowns since the virus first surfaced in a central city in late 2019—but this strategy has been put under pressure in recent weeks with a number of local outbreaks and cases remaining stubbornly high. There were 122 fresh infections reported Sunday in the historic northern city —the...