China’s President Xi Jinping says ‘light of hope in front of us’ on COVID-19


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Beijing, China: President Xi Jinping said Saturday the “light of hope is right in front of us” as China faces an explosion of COVID-19 cases after an abrupt lifting of restrictions. Three years after the coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Beijing began ditching its hardline containment policy known as “zero-COVID”. Chinese hospitals have since been hit by a flood of mostly elderly patients, crematoriums have been overloaded and many pharmacies have run out of fever medications. “Epidemic prevention and control is entering a new phase… Everyone is working resolutely, and the light of hope is right...