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China Enters New Phase Of COVID Response

Confronted with epidemic uncertainties, China has always been putting people’s lives and health first, adapting its COVID response in light of the evolving situation.
10 Jan 2023 19:40
China Enters New Phase Of COVID Response
Inbound passengers arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in east China’s Shanghai, January 8, 2023. Photo: Xinhua/Ding Ting

From Sunday, China starts managing COVID-19 with measures designed for combating Class B infectious diseases, instead of Class A infectious diseases.

In recent months, the country has made an array of active adjustments in its COVID response, ranging from 20 measures in November, 10 new measures in December, changing the Chinese term for COVID-19 from “novel coronavirus pneumonia” to “novel coronavirus infection,” and downgrading COVID-19 management measures.

Confronted with epidemic uncertainties, China has always been putting people’s lives and health first, adapting its COVID response in light of the evolving situation. These efforts have bought precious time for a smooth transition in its COVID response.

 

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Source: Xinhua

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