China urges ‘final victory’ over COVID as global concern mounts over spread

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By Bernard Orr and Liz Lee (Reuters) – Global health officials tried to determine the facts of China’s raging COVID-19 outbreak and how to prevent a further spread as the government’s mouthpiece newspaper on Wednesday rallied citizens for a “final victory” over the virus. China’s axing of its stringent anti-virus controls last month has unleashed COVID on a 1.4 billion population that has little natural immunity having been shielded from the virus since it emerged in its Wuhan city three years ago. Funeral homes have reported a spike in demand for their services and international health expert…

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