Caixin
Apr 12, 2022 09:31 PM
CHINA

China Slashes Quarantines for Travelers in Covid Control Trial

A row of statues donning face masks in Shanghai on May 29. Photo: VCG
A row of statues donning face masks in Shanghai on May 29. Photo: VCG

China has launched pilot programs in Shanghai, Guangzhou and six other cities to test out looser quarantine requirements for residents in locked-down communities, travelers from outside the country and the close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases, a government document shows.

However, high frequency of nucleic acid and antigen tests will be carried out during the reduced quarantine period for those individuals, as well as professionals stationed in some specific posts with high risk of infection, according to a document released by the State Council, China’s cabinet.

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