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Politburo Standing Committee Holds Meeting On COVID-Xinhua


Chinese state outlet Xinhua reporting that the new Politburo Standing Committee, the most senior decision making body within the Chinese Communist Party, has held its first meeting with the spread of COVID-19 being the main subject.

  • Xinhua: Top leadership says it is 'unwaveringly adhering to COVID dynamic zero policy', calls for 'more precise, targeted COVID control'.
  • Says that leaders stressed intention to minimise impacts on the Chinese economy. Xinhua reports committee as saying the spread of COVID 'must be curbed as soon as possible so as to resume production and normal life'. 'Says it will avoid 'one-size-fits-all approaches', but that the country cannot relax 'necessary epidemic prevention measures'.
  • Comes as authorities in the southern manufacturing hub of Guangzhou impose a lockdown on nearly 5mn of the city's residents until Sunday 13 November at the earliest.

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