Under the new plan, PCR tests will only be required for people living and working in high-risk areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
Under the new plan, PCR tests will only be required for people living and working in high-risk areas. Photo: EPA-EFE

China makes sudden policy shift on zero-Covid, but ‘no clear picture’ of what’s next

  • Mass testing and quarantine requirements have been dismantled and use of the health code system reduced after protests against the controls
  • It’s been welcomed by foreign investors and raised hopes the borders will soon reopen, but there is also uncertainty over a potential surge in cases

Under the new plan, PCR tests will only be required for people living and working in high-risk areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
Under the new plan, PCR tests will only be required for people living and working in high-risk areas. Photo: EPA-EFE
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