Caixin
Mar 23, 2022 07:54 PM
CHINA

China Vows More Focused Covid Testing to Limit Economic Strain

People undergo mass testing in Jiaozuo, Henan province, on March 23. Photo: VCG
People undergo mass testing in Jiaozuo, Henan province, on March 23. Photo: VCG

China will no longer require citywide Covid-19 testing in most cases, marking a change to its epidemic control playbook, as the country looks to implement faster and more targeted methods of tackling rising omicron outbreaks.

The world’s most populous nation is struggling to contain its worst outbreak in two years, mostly driven by the highly transmissible and harder-to-identify BA.2 subvariant of omicron, which is testing its “dynamic zero” Covid policy.

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