China’s lockdowns fail to contain COVID as people’s anger grows.
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
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Shares soared more than 7% in Hong Kong on Friday after a Communist Party newspaper reported that local officials were being urged not to impose overly burdensome controls to curb coronavirus infections. Read more
The state’s average positivity rate also declined to 5.5% compared with the 6.2% reported the previous week. Read more
Millions of students trooped back to public schools across the Philippines on Wednesday as the government enforced the mandatory resumption of in-person classes after more than two years of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Read more
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