‘Go all out’: China prepares for infection spread after COVID policy U-turn

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People wait in line at a COVID-19 test centre in Xinyang, China, on Dec. 15.VIDEO OBTAINED BY REUTERS/Reuters China put a priority on protecting rural communities from COVID-19 on Friday as millions of city-dwellers planned holidays for the first time in years after Beijing abandoned its stringent system of lockdowns and travel curbs. China’s move last week to start aligning with a world that has largely opened up to live with the virus, followed historic protests against President Xi Jinping’s signature ‘zero-COVID’ policies designed to stamp out COVID. But the excitement that met this dramatic U-turn has quickly given way...