China struggles with COVID infections after controls ease


              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Residents line up for medicine at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Elderly residents wear masks as they visit a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A delivery man passes by a line outside a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A man checks his medicine bought from a pharmacy as a queue forms outside in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              Medical workers in protective overalls walk past a line outside the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            A resident carries away medicine bought at a pharmacy in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Medical workers in protective gear prepare equipment outside a fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Residents line up outside the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Residents line up outside the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) An elderly man on a stretcher is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Medical workers in protective overalls walk past a line outside the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) An elderly man on a stretcher is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) Residents line up outside the fever clinic of a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) A medical worker in protective gear push a stretcher with a plastic enclosure outside a fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) An elderly man on a stretcher is wheeled from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) An elderly man on a stretcher is wheeled from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. China began implementing a more relaxed version of its strict "zero COVID" policy on Thursday amid steps to restore normal life, but also trepidation over a possible broader outbreak once controls are eased. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)