The Winter Olympics in Beijing are looming ever closer. And China is being put to the test as it battles to contain outbreaks of the highly-contagious Omicron strain of COVID-19. China has adopted a “zero-COVID” policy. That means strict restrictions in public life in many parts the country. Will it work? Or might it backfire?

To the point asks: Olympic struggle – How to beat Omicron?

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4:04 How long can China maintain its ‘zero-COVID’ policy?
5:23 How is the ‘zero-COVID’ policy working?
8:43 Strict lockdowns cannot contain Omicron
11:56 More tough lockdowns will hurt Xi Jinping
15:34 How dangerous is Omicron?
19:52 Is China safer than Europe?
23:40 Vaccination is the only way out of the pandemic

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