China orders rural hospitals to prepare for migrants’ return


              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers transfer a body into a container for storage at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A family member carries the photo of a deceased relative outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Men carry a casket outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one in a box outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with red cloth outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers transfer a body into a container for storage at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A family member carries the photo of a deceased relative outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Men carry a casket outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one in a box outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with red cloth outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers transfer a body into a container for storage at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A family member carries the photo of a deceased relative outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Men carry a casket outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one in a box outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with red cloth outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members in protective gear collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with yellow cloth at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers transfer a body into a container for storage at a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A family member carries the photo of a deceased relative outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Men carry a casket outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one in a box outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Family members collect the cremated remains of their loved one bundled with red cloth outside a crematorium in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers move caskets at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              Workers load body bags into a truck at a funeral complex in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Deaths linked to COVID are beginning to appear in China, even as those deaths are not reflected in the official tally. Relatives of people who died in Beijing said their loved ones had tested positive for the coronavirus before their deaths, while employees at shops in one funeral complex said there has been a noticeable uptick in traffic in the past few days. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
            
              A resident wearing mask past by a traditional entrance way in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident buys vegetable from a street vendor in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A worker wearing masks clears foliage from the street in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A street vendor sells fruits in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A worker moves parcels in a makeshift tent outside an old folks home in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A man walks past deliveries left outside an old folks home in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Medical workers vaccinate a man at a vaccination center in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks walk on the street of Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A worker adjusts her mask behind a scarf while working on the street of Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents wearing masks are seen on the street of Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A delivery man drops off an order outside an old folks home in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A cyclist moves past a sign for which reads "Chaoyangmen Community Vaccination center" in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A resident wearing mask past by a traditional entrance way in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. A week after China dramatically eased some of the world's strictest COVID-19 containment measures, uncertainty remained Thursday over the direction of the pandemic in the world's most populous nation. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China orders rural hospitals to prepare for migrants’ return