China begins implementing relaxed anti-COVID-19 measures


              Residents wearing masks rest near propaganda posters on an empty plaza outside the train station in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. In a move that caught many by surprise, China announced a potentially major easing of its rigid "zero-COVID" restrictions, without formally abandoning the policy altogether. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A man wearing a mask sits on his luggage near a mural depicting health checks before entry to a restaurant in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. A day after China announced the rollback of some of its most stringent COVID-19 restrictions, people across the country are greeting the news with a measure of relief but also caution, as many wait to see how the new approach will be implemented. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A man smokes as masked commuters walk along a pedestrian bridge in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. China is the last major country still trying to stamp out transmission of the virus while many nations switch to trying to live with it. As they lift restrictions, Chinese officials have also shifted to talking about the virus as less threatening — a possible effort to prepare people for a similar switch. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman has her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a testing site despite authorities starting to ease some of the anti-virus controls in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. China is the last major country still trying to stamp out transmission of the virus while many nations switch to trying to live with it. As they lift restrictions, Chinese officials have also shifted to talking about the virus as less threatening — a possible effort to prepare people for a similar switch. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China begins implementing relaxed anti-COVID-19 measures