Beijing will allow home isolation for some coronavirus patients. Beijing, which is suffering from a record-breaking spread of infections, is making a major shift in policy as the backlash against the “zero corona” policy, which thoroughly suppresses the corona, spreads.
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 involves transferring all infected people, regardless of the severity of their symptoms, to government isolation facilities.
Beijing’s most populous district, Chaoyang, has already begun self-isolation. Chaoyang District, home to about 3.5 million people and a concentration of embassies and businesses, is said to set a precedent for other administrative districts. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the instructions have not yet been made public.
Calls to the Beijing Municipal Government and the city’s Health Commission were unanswered.
Original title:Beijing Eases Covid Curbs, Letting Some Patients Isolate at Home(excerpt)
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