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Dec 07, 2022 08:19 PM
CHINA

China Eases Quarantine Rules, Lifts Travel Test Requirements in Covid Policy Overhaul

On Dec. 1, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, citizens rode the subway. Photo: VCG
On Dec. 1, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, citizens rode the subway. Photo: VCG

In an overhaul of its strict “zero-Covid” policy, China announced a series of new easing measures Wednesday, including lifting testing requirements for cross-regional travelers and allowing some infected people to undergo quarantine in their homes rather than in centralized facilities.

The announcement by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, China’s cabinet, is the strongest sign yet that the country is moving away from “zero-Covid” and looking to co-exist with the virus.

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