EXPLAINER: China’s relaxed ‘zero-COVID’ brings big changes


              A man holding his face mask leaps in front of a decoration outside a reopened shopping mall after authorities started easing 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)
            
              A masked worker walks through a tree's shadow cast on a mural depicting cherry blossom 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)
EXPLAINER: China’s relaxed ‘zero-COVID’ brings big changes