China halves the quarantine period for foreigners

China halves the quarantine period for foreigners

Foreign visitors to China must quarantine for 7 days instead of 14 days as before, marking the largest relaxation of entry restrictions. China’s National Health Commission and State Council today published new guidelines on anti-Covid-19 policy, which reduced the concentrated …

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Beijing medical leader fired

Beijing medical leader fired

China has fired its top health official, Wu Luming, as the city continues to increase infections despite maintaining restrictions. China State News Agency Xinhua On May 25, it was reported that the director of the Beijing Health Commission, Wu Luming, …

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China accuses the West of distorting anti-epidemic policies

China accuses the West of distorting anti-epidemic policies

Senior foreign affairs official Yang Jiechi accused some people in the West of taking advantage of the pandemic to smear China’s policies. “Some Westerners are taking advantage of the pandemic to make baseless accusations against China and to defame and …

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The streets of central Beijing are quiet

The streets of central Beijing are quiet

Millions of Beijingers stayed at home on May 9 as the capital was battling a Covid-19 outbreak with increasing movement restrictions. In the capital Beijing this morning, train stations and offices were empty during rush hour across Chaoyang, the capital’s …

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Hong Kong opens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine regulations

Hong Kong opens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine regulations

Hong Kong reopened beaches and swimming pools while the capital Beijing announced the relaxation of quarantine measures for people coming from abroad. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government announced the easing of Covid-19 quarantine measures on May 5, including …

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Shanghai patient mistakenly sent to morgue

Shanghai patient mistakenly sent to morgue

ChinaAn elderly patient in Shanghai was mistaken for dead by nursing home staff and transferred to a morgue. A video circulating on Chinese social media shows two men, who appear to be morgue workers, moving a body bag outside Tan …

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China is determined to ‘run faster than nCoV’

China says Omicron challenges 'No Covid' strategy

Chinese officials admit Omicron is a big challenge, but the country is trying to maintain “Covid-free” by mass testing and zoning the epidemic. Dr Liang Wannian, head of the Covid-19 task force of the National Health Commission of China (NHC), …

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China says Omicron challenges ‘No Covid’ strategy

China says Omicron challenges 'No Covid' strategy

Chinese officials say that the Omicron mutation is a serious challenge to the “No Covid” strategy and needs more mass testing and localization of the epidemic. Dr Liang Wannian, head of the Covid-19 task force of the National Health Commission …

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