China says COVID has peaked as holiday rush gets into full swing

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By Bernard Orr and Liz Lee BEIJING (Reuters) -China said the worst was over in its battle against COVID-19 ahead of what is expected to be one of the busiest days of travel in years on Friday, a mass movement of people that has fed fears of a further surge in infections. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan, who oversees China’s virus response, said the outbreak was at a “relatively low” level, state media reported late on Thursday, after health officials said the number of COVID patients in clinics, emergency rooms and with critical conditions had peaked. But there are widespread doubts about China’s acc…

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