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Covid-19: the Omicron wave is sweeping over China


DECRYPTION – The abrupt lifting of health restrictions in early December caused contamination to explode.

Correspondent in Asia

"I'm too excited,"

confesses Han Song to his million subscribers by posting the photo of his positive Covid test on the Weibo platform.

“I would have been ashamed if I had remained negative”,

ironically the science fiction novelist, cloistered with a slight fever in Beijing.

The author of resolutely nationalist-toned bestsellers like

2066: Red Star Above America

, chronicling the decline of the United States in the face of a China at the center of the world, is not afraid to lift the taboo of the Covid in front of his fans, at a time when the world's second-largest economy is overwhelmed by an unprecedented wave of infections, after he abruptly lifted health restrictions in early December, the day after demonstrations against President Xi Jinping's "zero Covid" strategy.

One by one, the celebrities of the Chinese web share their state of health, trivializing a virus presented as a “demon” by the propaganda, for nearly three years, with a frightened population.

"Why not…

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Source: lefigaro

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