China Abandons Key Parts of Zero-COVID Strategy After Protests

Frances Mao, reporting for BBC News:

China is lifting its most severe Covid policies — including forcing people into quarantine camps — just a week after landmark protests against the strict controls.

People with Covid can now isolate at home rather than in state facilities if they have mild or no symptoms. They also no longer need to show tests for most venues, and can travel more freely inside the country.

Seems undeniable that these recent protests worked. So will more protests start happening in China, or were these COVID restrictions a unique situation?

Wednesday, 7 December 2022