CECC cuts Covid isolation to five days
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reduced the coronavirus isolation period from seven to five days.
The new so-called "5 + n" isolation policy means that people will be able to resume their normal activities with a negative test result after five days.
Those who continue to test positive after five days will not be required to quarantine, but should follow self-initiated epidemic prevention protocols until they test negative, or for a maximum of seven days.
The CECC has also lifted the three-shot vaccine mandate for workers in 24 high-risk fields. The requirement had applied to teachers, workers in correctional facilities, and funeral homes, and people in categories 1, 2, 3, and 7 on the government's vaccine priority list.
In terms of mask regulations, the first phase of lifting mask mandates outdoors is expected to take place later this month. The number of confirmed cases has declined in the past five consecutive weeks. The CECC expects the trend to continue decreasing by 10% next week.