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Dec 05, 2022 05:47 PM
CHINA

Shanghai, Hangzhou Join Ranks of Chinese Regions Easing Covid Rules

Epidemic control staff check passengers’ travel codes on Sunday at a railway station in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province. Photo: VCG
Epidemic control staff check passengers’ travel codes on Sunday at a railway station in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province. Photo: VCG

More regions in China have eased coronavirus testing requirements, following a handful of major cities that relaxed rules last week, the latest sign the country is accelerating its shift away from its “zero-Covid” policy.

From Monday, residents of Shanghai and the eastern province of Shandong will no longer need to show a negative nucleic acid test result when entering outdoor public venues or riding public transportation. However, people living in Shanghai must still show a green health code that indicates no risk of infection.

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