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Quarantine time halved

China has reduced the quarantine time for travelers from abroad by half. The isolation period in the central Covid quarantine facilities has been shortened from 14 to 7 days. After that, travelers must isolate themselves at home for another three days. Previously, this time was seven days. This was announced by the National Health Commission in a statement. According to the statement, there are also relaxations for close contacts of individuals who have tested positive. The shorter incubation period of the Omicron variant makes the shorter quarantine possible, health experts said. In Beijing, the quarantine in quarantine facilities had already been shortened from 14 to 10 days. The European Chamber of Commerce in China welcomed the change. However, it points out that it remains to be seen whether all local authorities will follow the new, eased rules.

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