Beijing Cautiously Reopens After Covid-19 Wave

BEIJING — China’s capital took tentative steps to reopen Monday as much of Beijing lifted restrictions on dining out in restaurants and many workers returned to their offices. But new flare-ups of Covid-19 clusters across the country and fresh lockdowns in parts of Shanghai continued to pose major risks to China’s economy.

For more than a month, Beijing health officials imposed increasingly stringent measures on the city’s businesses and personal movements in a bid to stamp out the Chinese capital’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began. City officials say those efforts are working, as daily new infections have dropped to about a dozen cases or fewer in recent days after weeks of mass testing in much of the city’s more than 20 million residents. Beijing Cautiously Reopens After Covid-19 Wave

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