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China Hits Zero Covid Cases With a Month of Draconian Curbs

  • Local cases back to zero, as China seeks to lock in safety
  • China returns as the biggest country posting zero Covid cases
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It’s been just over a month, and China has once again squelched Covid-19, bringing its local cases down to zero. 

It was more difficult this time, even though the leaders of the world’s most populous nation used the same playbook they followed to quell more than 30 previous flare-ups. The arrival of the more infectious delta variant has raised the stakes, as the pathogen refines its ability to escape curbs and flout vaccination. It’s unclear how long the victory will last.