Since March 1, China has reported almost 90,000 infections nationwide, as well as its first Covid-19 deaths in more than a year. While low by global standards, China hasn’t seen such numbers since the start of the pandemic. The outbreak is driving gradual adjustments in policy by officials mindful of a population and an economy already pushed to the limit by two years of restrictions. “Beijing is fine-tuning its approach based on lessons learned from Hong Kong as well as other places that have dealt with omicron,” Heiwai Tang of Asia Global Institute tells NBC News.
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