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China Eases Quarantine, Ends Flight Bans in Covid Zero Shift

  • Move is biggest pullback in strict Covid Zero playbook yet
  • Chinese assets rose on news as investors hope for reopening
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WATCH: China says it’s shortening the quarantine period for inbound travelers. Michelle Cortez reports.Source: Bloomberg
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China reduced the amount of time travelers and close contacts of virus cases must spend in quarantine, and pulled back on testing, in a significant calibration of the Covid Zero policy that has upended the world’s second-largest economy and raised public ire.

The changes, detailed in a 20-point playbook for officials, seem aimed at both reducing the country’s global isolation and easing the impact of virus mitigation measures on the ground.