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China’s Covid Czar Defends Policy; Says Strict Measures to Stay

Children receive a Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan, on Nov. 12.

Children receive a Covid-19 vaccine in Wuhan, on Nov. 12.

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China’s Covid czar emphasized the need to keep aggressively quashing domestic coronavirus infections early, in order to keep the world’s second-biggest economy largely intact and the country’s people safe.