Monday, December 5, 2022

More Cities in China are easing restrictions, but a complete zero-Covid exit is still a long way off

More China cities ease curbs, but full zero-Covid exit still a far cry


BEIJING:After unprecedented protests against restrictions last weekend, more Chinese cities, including Urumqi in the far west, announced an easing of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday. China is attempting to make its zero-Covid policy more targeted and less burdensome as a result.The National Health Commission reported two additional Covid-19 deaths in Shandong and Sichuan provinces on Sunday.No data was given about the periods of the people in question or whether they had been completely immunized.

Authorities announced that malls, markets, restaurants, and other venues in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region and the site of the initial protests, would reopen on Monday, bringing an end to months of strict lockdowns.

Despite the presence of police in the Liangmaqiao neighborhood of Beijing and the Wulumuqi Road area of Shanghai, there were no significant signs of unrest this weekend.A week ago, there were protests at both places.

Authorities announced on Sunday that individuals in Zhengzhou, the central city that is home to the largest iPhone plant in the world and was rocked by violent unrest a month ago, will no longer be required to present Covid test results in order to take taxis, use public transportation, and visit "public areas."Salons, internet cafes, and other indoor venues that have a negative 48-hour Covid test result can reopen.

Authorities announced on Sunday that a negative Covid test will no longer be required to travel by public transportation or visit parks in Shanghai beginning on Monday.A requirement that one must have a negative Covid test in order to take the subway was removed from Nanning and Wuhanon Sunday.Guangzhou's Haizhu districtsaid consequently it prompts individuals with no Coronavirus side effects not to get tried for the infection except if they have a place with specific extraordinary gatherings, for example, bleeding edge laborers, or those with a red or yellow code.On Saturday in Beijing, specialists said the acquisition of fever, hack andsore throat meds as of now not needed enlistment.

Some inconsistencies have enraged people, such as the requirement for a negative test in some locations despite the closing of mass testing centers.This resulted in long lines at the few remaining testing booths in Beijing and Wuhan.Authorities reported on Sunday that the number of new daily cases decreased nationwide to 31,824, possibly as a result of fewer people being tested.

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