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News Chinese cities loose quarantine rules

22:30  02 december  2022
22:30  02 december  2022 Source:   dw.com

EU Council President Michel Reisen with XI after Beijing

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After massive riots, cities across China have started loosening corona measures. The WHO is not enough.

Testpflicht gelockert: In Peking braucht man kein negatives Testergebnis mehr, wenn man mit Bahn oder Bus fahren will © Anadolu Agency/Picture Alliance Loofing: In Beijing, you no longer need a negative test result if you want to ride by train or bus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has the first sign of relaxing the zero-Covid strategy in China expressly welcomed. "We want this change to take place and also gain speed," said WHO expert Mike Ryan to journalists in Geneva. It is important that the governments in the fight against Corona pandemic listened to the people.

In view of the extremely easy transferability of the circulating omicron variant of the virus, a zero-covid strategy is difficult anyway. "In its transferability, it is part of the top field in virus evolution," said Ryan. It is right to strengthen the vaccinations, he said with a view to the situation in China.

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Begrüßung in Peking: Charles Michel (links) und Xi Jinping © Ding Lin/Xinhua/picture Alliance Welcome in Beijing: Charles Michel (left) and XI Jinping

There had the zero-covide policy and the associated lockdowns as a response to the new Corona wave

to massive resistance in metropolises led . What started with protests against the strict measures was quickly directed against head of state Xi Jinping and the Communist Party in general.

In many places, the authorities reacted and loosened the quarantine rules and the test obligation. A Beijing district announced that positively tested people no longer have to go to state institutions. In Dongguan in the south and Shenzen in the southeast, too, infected people can insulate themselves at home under certain conditions.

The test obligation is also loosened in many cities. In Beijing, health authorities called on hospitals to treat people even without a negative PCR test. Since Friday, no negative test result has been required for public transport in the capital.

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During an

visit by EU Council President Charles Michel on Thursday in Beijing, head of state XI Jinping said that the omikron variant "allowed more openings". In addition, the population is "frustrated" after three years of pandemic.

Meanwhile, there were occasional collisions between protesters and the police. A video published on the Internet on Thursday evening shows dozens of people who clashed in front of a school in Yicheng in the central province of Hubei with civil servants in protective suits.

a year after the Omikron variant has appeared, according to WHO, there are now hundreds of virus varieties. An estimated 90 percent of the world's population, meanwhile, are protected by an infection or by vaccination in different ways, as WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced.

UH/Qu (dpa, AFP, RTR)

For the United Arab Emirates too, Xi's visit to Riyadh is important .
© AP - Untitled Chinese President Xi Jinping, on the right, with Prince Faisal Bin Bandar Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh, this Wednesday, December 7 in The Saudi capital. Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived this Wednesday, December 7 in Riyadh for a three -day visit on Wednesday, December 7. On the program in particular, a summit with the leaders of the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including the United Arab Emirates.

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