Beijing marathon returns but China sticks to ‘zero-COVID’


              Children wearing masks walk by a sign which reads "Exit" at a COVID test station in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A vendor wearing a mask prepares food in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              A woman lifts her mask to get swabbed for COVID test in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a spectator waves a national flag as runners compete in the Beijing Marathon in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Thousands of runners took to the streets of China's capital on Sunday for the return of the Beijing marathon after a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19, even as another death blamed on China's strict pandemic controls generated more public anger. (Song Yanhua/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, runners start to compete in the Beijing Marathon in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. Thousands of runners took to the streets of China's capital on Sunday for the return of the Beijing marathon after a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19, even as another death blamed on China's strict pandemic controls generated more public anger. (Zhang Chenlin/Xinhua via AP)