China criticises ‘irresponsible’ WHO remarks on zero-Covid approach The Sunday Post


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China has defended sticking to its strict zero-Covid approach, calling critical remarks from the head of the World Health Organisation “irresponsible”. The response from the Foreign Ministry came after WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had been discussing with Chinese experts the need for a different approach in light of new knowledge about the virus. “When we talk about the ‘zero-Covid’, we don’t think that it’s sustainable, considering the behaviour of the virus now and what we anticipate in the future,” Mr Tedros said. Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily briefing on Wednesday: “We hope that relevant...