China halves travel quarantine in huge Covid-19 Zero shift
Complex rules still make it difficult for citizens to move around internally
Bloomberg NewsPeople outside a shopping centre in Beijing, China. Picture: BLOOMBERGChina has halved quarantine times for inbound travellers, the biggest shift yet in a Covid-19 policy that has left the world’s second-largest economy isolated as it continues to try eliminating the virus.
Travellers will now only need to spend seven days in a quarantine facility, and then monitor their health at home for a further three days, according to a revised government protocol released on Tuesday by China’s National Health Commission. That is down from 14 days hotel quarantine in many parts of China now, and as many as 21 days isolation in the past.
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