May 31, 2022 09:19 PM

Beijing Urges Local Governments to Set Aside Enough to Cover Covid Testing

What’s new: The Ministry of Finance has urged local governments to set aside enough money for Covid-related expenses in the wake of a national ruling that requires localities to pay for mass testing out of their own pockets.

The ministry instructed local governments to ensure they can pay for necessary Covid control expenses such as vaccinations, and nucleic acid tests, also known as PCR tests, according to a readout of a meeting that the ministry held with local finance department officials.

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