China announces roll-back of strict anti-COVID-19 measures


              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks walk past others in line for COVID tests in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks walk past others in line for COVID tests in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks walk past others in line for COVID tests in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks walk past others in line for COVID tests in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A cyclist passes by household waste inside yellow trash bags marked as medical waste in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. In a sharp reversal, China has announced a series of measures rolling back some of the most draconian anti-COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A couple wearing face masks walk past residents get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A man walks by a bicycle of bike-sharing company covered with tree leaves near reopened shops after authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman shows her health check QR code as residents line up to get their routine COVID-19 throat swabs at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Residents wait in line for their routine COVID-19 test at a coronavirus testing site although authorities start easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman and a child wearing face masks ride on a swing outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              FILE - A man has his routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. China on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
            
              FILE- A woman has her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. China on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
China announces roll-back of strict anti-COVID-19 measures