On-campus mask mandate relaxed
The face mask mandate on campuses and at educational institutions will be relaxed from today. This means students are attending classes indoors without face masks for the first time in over 800 days.
The mandatory face mask rules are being eased in schools at all levels, kindergartens, preschools, after-school institutions and cram schools.
Central Epidemic Command Center spokesperson Philip Luo says the move comes after a continuing decline in the daily number of domestic coronavirus cases.
From today, students will be allowed to decide whether or not to wear a face mask in classrooms.
The CECC spokesperson says if the relaxation of face mask mandates in schools works, it will likely mean the current five-day home isolation for individuals who have mild infections could be lifted by the end of this month at the earliest.