Many parts of China announced the cancelation of mass nucleic acid testing as a circular on further optimizing the COVID-19 response that includes 20 prevention and control measures was issued on Friday.
The Chinese capital has effectively controlled the COVID-19 outbreaks that have occurred continuously since late September, and the Beijing Marathon, which was held on Sunday, has greatly boosted the confidence of the city in epidemic prevention and control as well as economic development, a senior official said.
China's health authority recently called for the quick rectification of irregular COVID-19 control practices, such as extending quarantine periods and imposing prolonged lockdowns, and vowed to hold those responsible for such actions accountable.
Government bodies will learn about the living conditions of the elderly through regular visits or phone calls and offer encouragement to their children or the people who help support them.
Health officials are encouraging people to stay put for the National Day holiday, and cross-regional travelers are required to present negative COVID-19 nucleic acid testing results taken within 48 hours before boarding public transport.