China's Xi says sticking to tough COVID curbs will bring victory

# 14 April 2022 09:53 (UTC +04:00)

President Xi Jinping has said that China must stick to its strict "dynamic COVID clearance" policy while the global pandemic remains very serious, promising those enduring lockdowns that persistence will win out in the end, APA reports citing Reuters.

China's zero-COVID policy has put millions of people into lockdown and has had a growing impact on the world's second-largest economy, in contrast with other countries that have thrown off restrictions even though the virus is still spreading.

"We must persist putting people above all, life above all ... We must adhere to scientific precision, to dynamic zero-COVID," Xi said during a visit to the southern island of Hainan on Wednesday, state media reported.

"The current global pandemic is still very serious, and we cannot relax the prevention and control work. Persistence is victory."