Hubei Province, Nanjing Cut Covid Quarantine Time
What’s new: A central Chinese province and some cities in the east of the country have halved the amount of time visitors must spend in centralized quarantine as they relax Covid-19 restrictions.
Hubei province and some cities in Jiangsu province, including Nanjing and Xuzhou, have already begun implementing the new pandemic control policies, according to a WeChat-embedded mini program owned by the State Council, the country’s cabinet.
These new policies now mandate that travelers from areas designated as medium and high risk for Covid must complete seven days of centralized quarantine followed by seven days of self-isolation before being allowed to move about freely.
That compares to the previous 14 days for centralized quarantine, with the additional self-isolation period remaining unchanged at seven days, according to the State Council.
The background: The change comes after Shanghai lifted its city-wide two-month hard lockdown on June 1 after battling its worst-ever Covid-19 outbreak.
But just days after reopening, Shanghai put some residential neighborhoods back into lockdown in the face of a spike in cases.
Contact reporter Ding Yi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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