China is unlikely to relax its travel restrictions as it seeks to prevent importing new coronavirus cases. Photo: Bloomberg
China is unlikely to relax its travel restrictions as it seeks to prevent importing new coronavirus cases. Photo: Bloomberg

Covid-19: China may not relax border controls until 2022 as vaccination plan makes slow progress

  • Preventing imported cases from sparking local outbreaks is ‘the priority among the priorities’, NDRC says in annual report
  • Herd immunity in China will not be achieved until the middle of next year at the earliest, head of Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says

China is unlikely to relax its travel restrictions as it seeks to prevent importing new coronavirus cases. Photo: Bloomberg
China is unlikely to relax its travel restrictions as it seeks to prevent importing new coronavirus cases. Photo: Bloomberg
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