Beijing will allow home isolation for some coronavirus patients. Amid widespread opposition to the “zero corona” policy, which thoroughly prevents the spread of coronavirus, the city of Beijing, which is suffering from a record-breaking spread of infections, has made a major change in policy.
Low-risk patients will be able to self-quarantine for a week if they choose, according to people familiar with the plan. China’s ongoing nationwide coronavirus policy includes transferring all infected people to government isolation facilities, regardless of the severity of their symptoms.
New coronavirus infections in Beijing reached a record high of over 5,000
Beijing’s most populous district, Chaoyang, has already begun self-isolation. Chaoyang District, home to around 3.5 million people and a concentration of embassies and businesses, is said to set a precedent for other administrative districts. The officers spoke on condition of anonymity because the instructions have not yet been issued.
Calls to the Beijing Municipal Government and the city’s Health Commission went unanswered.
Original title:Beijing eases Covid curbs, lets some patients isolate at home (抜粋)
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