- MEDIA CENTER
Chinese health authorities announced late on Monday that they have decided to immediately rename the term "novel coronavirus pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus infection" and downgrade the management of the disease from category A to category B starting Jan 8.
Who should quarantine at home? Asymptomatic carriers or mild cases without serious underlying illnesses; people who are infected but have stable underlying health conditions, and do not need hospitalization.
Major adjustments have been made to China's COVID-19 control policies, according to a 10-point notice released by the National Health Commission on Wednesday. Below are some of the key changes, to help you keep up to date.
Fully vaccinated people in China can now choose to receive a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster in a process called sequential immunization.
According to the Guizhou Provincial Department of Health, Southwest China's Guizhou province will construct 50 county-level medical sub-centers in nine cities and prefectures so as to boost the development of medical treatment in rural areas.
On Nov 26, the World Health Organization has officially designated a new strain of novel coronavirus as the Omicron variant and categorized it as a Variant of Concern.
Giving children COVID-19 vaccine shots is an important part of building up immunity barrier for the entire population, as well as an important measure to block the spread of the COVID-19 virus.