China has announced a new set of measures to optimize its epidemic control, ranging from proposing home quarantine for mild and asymptomatic cases to reducing nucleic acid tests to make it easier for people to travel and enter public venues.
The measures were introduced based on the latest epidemic situation and mutation of the virus to contain the epidemic in a more science-based and targeted manner.
Over the past three years, China has issued nine editions of COVID-19 control protocols, together with the 20 measures announced in November 2022 and the latest 10 released on Wednesday.
Observers say that China has followed a people-centered approach in its COVID-19 response, and has managed to keep its cases relatively low.
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