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China Mass Covid Testing Drains Finances – Washington Post

Public-funded mass testing and surging demand for testing kits and sample collection booths is draining local government finances


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Tight funds have led to corners being cut, with complaints about testing booths being hastily built and badly designed and companies hiring underqualified staff. File photo: AFP.

 

China’s stringent zero-Covid policy that involves public-funded mass testing and a surging demand for testing kits and sample collection booths is draining local government finances, the Washington Post reported.

Test providers are constantly coming under the glare of regulators and the public as questions are raised about Beijing’s resolve to prevent community spread of Covid, while most other countries are learning to live with the disease, the report added.

Read the full report: The Washington Post.

 

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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