China's State Council Announces Covid Control Updates
Firstly, the amount of time incoming travellers need to spend in quarantine will be shortened from 14 days of centralised quarantine plus seven days of home health monitoring to seven days of centralised isolation and three days of home health monitoring. Under the new regime, testing will take place on days 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 of centralised quarantine and on day 3 of home health monitoring with throat swabs being used.
Secondly, the quarantine procedures in place for those that come into contact with a confirmed case will be adjusted from 7 days in centralised quarantine to 7 days in home isolation, with testing taking place on days 1,4, and 7.
Third, high-risk areas in China that go 7 days without new cases will be reduced to medium risk, while medium risk areas with no new cases for three days will be reduced to low risk. Furthermore, individuals who have travelled to high-risk areas within a period of 7 days will be required to quarantine at a centralised location for 7 days. Those who have travelled to medium risk areas, on the other hand, will be required to self-isolate for 7 days at home. Finally, those who have travelled to low risk areas will simply need to take two nucleic acid tests within three days.
Please note: The notice above is a translation of an update shared by Xinhua News. Please see the original article here.