China is lifting COVID restrictions. What happens next?

Guards in protective suits keep watch at the gate to a residential compound as COVID-19 outbreaks continue in Beijing, December 7, 2022. Photo by REUTERS/Thomas Peter.

China has lifted several of its pandemic health restrictions.That includes allowing asymptomatic or mild COVID patients to quarantine at home.

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