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China eases anti-covid measures KXan 36 Daily News

Date: January 29, 2023 Time: 04:33:14

The Chinese name for COVID-19 “novel coronavirus pneumonia” has been changed to “novel coronavirus infection,” according to a statement released Monday by the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China.

The statement also said that from January 8, 2023, China will lower its response rate for Category A to Category B disease, in accordance with the Communicable Disease Prevention and Treatment Law of the People’s Republic of China. In addition, COVID-19 will no longer be classified as an infectious disease requiring quarantine supervision under the Border Sanitary Quarantine Law of the People’s Republic of China.

China currently classifies COVID-19 as a category B infectious disease, but is still subject to category A infectious disease prevention and control measures.

A document released by the Joint Mechanism for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 of the State Council on Monday noted that given the recent mutations of the virus, the epidemic situation and China’s response to the epidemic, the country already has the basic conditions for making the decision. above setting.

Authorities will lift quarantine measures for people infected with the COVID-19 virus, stop identifying close contacts, and designate high-risk and low-risk areas.

People infected with COVID-19 will receive categorized treatment according to the severity of their illness, and the health care policy, COVID-19 testing policy, and the frequency of publishing information about the epidemic and its content will be adjusted timely. .

In addition, quarantine infection control measures will be lifted for people arriving in the country and imported goods, the document says.

After the adjustment, China’s COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control efforts will focus on public health and prevention of severe cases. Appropriate measures will be taken to maximize the protection of human life and health and minimize the impact of the epidemic on socio-economic development.

Hansen Taylor
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