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Experts praise China's optimized COVID-19 strategy, doubt negative test for Chinese arrivals

2023-01-07 09:46:24       source:CGTN

January 6, 2023

As China's optimized COVID-19 strategy takes effect, experts think the the science-based change will bring new hope for global economic recovery, while some of them doubt the necessity of certain countries' requirement of a negative COVID-19 test result for travelers coming from China.

With the mutation of the virus, the popularization of vaccination, and the accumulation of experience in prevention and control, China has announced that it will downgrade management of the disease from Class A to Class B and cancel COVID-19 tests for international travelers starting from January 8.

As China is the major growth engine for economic development of the Asia-Pacific and the wider world, its optimized COVID-19 strategy has injected fresh impetus into the global economic recovery, said Wirun Phichaiwongphakdee, director of the Thailand-China Research Center of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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