China faces bumpy road to normal as infections surge


              Residents burn paper money for the deceased on the street in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents burn paper money for the deceased on the street in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident buys fried noodles from a street vendor in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks play mahjong outdoor during a sunny day in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks play mahjong outdoor during a sunny day in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Shoppers walk along a mall district in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks pass by stone lions along a mall district in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A shopper chooses from meat products displayed at a supermarket in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Delivery men cross a junction in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Shoppers buy fresh produces at a supermarket in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Shoppers return to the Xidan shopping district in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers rest outside a shop with a sale promotion sign in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Shoppers cross the road near a high-end mall in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A man transports materials past by a mall in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A shopper stands with her purchase near decorations outside a mall in Beijing, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. China is on a bumpy road back to normal life as schools, shopping malls and restaurants fill up again following the abrupt end of some of the world's most severe restrictions even as hospitals are swamped with feverish, wheezing COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Customers wear masks as they sit down to order food at the Little Yunnan restaurant in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, restaurant owner Li Meng and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls. But now they face a new challenge: Fear of its wave of infections is keeping diners away. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers eat their meals in the kitchen before dinner hour at the Little Yunnan restaurant in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, restaurant owner Li Meng and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls. But now they face a new challenge: Fear of its wave of infections is keeping diners away. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers are briefed before their shift at the Little Yunnan restaurant in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, restaurant owner Li Meng and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls. But now they face a new challenge: Fear of its wave of infections is keeping diners away. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Restaurant owner Li Meng speaks before an interview at the Little Yunnan restaurant in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, Li and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls. But now they face a new challenge: Fear of its wave of infections is keeping diners away.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Restaurant owner Li Meng ponders before an interview at the Little Yunnan restaurant in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022. After three years of quarantines pushed them close to shutting down, Li and his wife are hoping for business to rebound after China rolled back severe anti-virus controls. But now they face a new challenge: Fear of its wave of infections is keeping diners away. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China faces bumpy road to normal as infections surge