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China to manage COVID-19 with measures against Class B infectious diseases

2022-12-27 10:16:29       source:CGTN

December 27, 2022

China will manage COVID-19 with measures against Class-B infectious diseases, instead of Class-A infectious diseases, in a major shift of its epidemic response policies. 

China has renamed the Chinese term for COVID-19 from "novel coronavirus pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus infection," said a statement released by the National Health Commission on Monday. 

Starting from January 8, China will downgrade management of the disease from Class A to Class B in accordance with the country's law on prevention and treatment of infectious disease, and remove it from quarantinable infectious disease management carried out in accordance with the Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People's Republic of China, added the statement. 

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