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Trapped in a ‘Dead’ City: The Cost of China’s Zero-COVID Policy

The Epoch Times

By Eva Fu

November 15, 2021 Updated: November 15, 2021


He may be short in years, but not so with his COVID-19 testing record.

At not quite 2 years of age, the boy was born at a time of great upheaval—in January 2020 at the start of the pandemic, just days after Beijing instituted lockdown policies following a weeks-long delay in admitting the severity of the outbreak.

Ever since around 3 months old, the toddler has been subjected to repeated virus testing. As of October, he has been through 74—once every three days in recent months—even when he spends most of his time at home and has little contact with the outside world.

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