Family members reunite in China after 3-year COVID separation

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By Phyllis Xu, Xihao Jiang and Lion Schellerer BEIJING (Reuters) – Chu Wenhong would fly back to Shanghai and visit her parents at least once a year after she moved to Singapore in 1994. But she hasn’t been able to do so in the past three years due to China’s signature zero-COVID policy, which involved mass PCR testing, city-wide lockdowns and quarantining all inbound arrivals, including overseas Chinese like Chu. The last time the 54-year-old lab worker visited her hometown was in Nov. 2019, one month before the world’s first COVID outbreak was detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. B…

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