China battles rising COVID-19 cases after easing precautions – Axios

People gather outside a local pharmacy to buy medications to treat COVID-19 symptoms on Dec. 11 in Beijing. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
China is setting up new intensive care facilities in response to rising COVID-19 cases, AP reports.
Driving the news: Some Chinese cities, including Beijing, are facing outbreaks, which has forced some businesses to close due to infected workers, Reuters reports.
The big picture: The surge in cases comes after China began paring down its strict "zero COVID" policy last week following nationwide protests.
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