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China Cuts Travel Quarantine in Biggest Covid Zero Shift Yet

  • Mandatory isolation cut in half to seven days for travelers
  • Markets cheered move; officials say it’s ‘not loosening’
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WATCH: China has cut quarantine times for inbound travelers by half in the country’s biggest shift yet in its Covid-19 policy. Stephen Engle reports.Source: Bloomberg
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China reduced quarantine times for inbound travelers by half, the biggest shift yet in a Covid-19 policy that has left the world’s second-largest economy isolated as it continues to try and eliminate the virus.

Travelers will now only need to spend seven days in a quarantine facility, and then monitor their health at home for a further three days, according to a revised government protocol released Tuesday by China’s National Health Commission. That’s down from 14 days hotel quarantine in many parts of China currently, and as many as 21 days of isolation in the past.