China must not relax COVID prevention and control measures, President Xi Jinping said during a visit to the southern island of Hainan on Wednesday, state radio reported.
His comments came as China’s commercial capital Shanghai reported more than 25,000 new cases, at a time of heightened pressure to contain China’s largest COVID outbreak since the coronavirus was first discovered in the Chinese city. from Wuhan at the end of 2019.
Xi said China should continue its strict “proactive elimination of COVID” policy, while striving to minimize the impact of anti-coronavirus measures on the economy and society, state radio reported.
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