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China’s Volleyball Team Takes No Chances

China’s Wang Yifan (right) spikes the ball during the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup match against Iran in Pasig on August 25, 2022. AFP

If you were still wondering, after months of lockdowns, China isn’t messing around when it comes to COVID-19 protocols. 

Case in point: the Chinese national women’s volleyball team competed in a game against Iran at the Asian Games in the Philippines while wearing N-95 respirator masks. The masks seemed to take their toll: after losing the first half, most players took them off. China eventually won the game 3-1.

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