A Berliner in Beijing What Life Looks Like in an (Almost) COVID-Free Country

Whereas Europe finds itself in the middle of second wave of the coronavirus, the pandemic has as good as passed in China. But people here are paying a high price for their return to normality.
By Georg Fahrion in Beijing
Straßenszene Mitte Oktober in Peking, China

Straßenszene Mitte Oktober in Peking, China

Foto: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP
People still where masks when they go out on the streets of Beijing.

People still where masks when they go out on the streets of Beijing.

Foto: Mark Schiefelbein / AP
A man in Wuhan in April

A man in Wuhan in April

Foto: NOEL CELIS/ AFP
This month, officials in Qingdao, China, conducted mass COVID-19 testing after a minor outbreak.

This month, officials in Qingdao, China, conducted mass COVID-19 testing after a minor outbreak.

Foto: STR / AFP
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