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.
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region John Lee Ka-chiu on Tuesday said the first day of the "0 3" quarantine-free "medical surveillance" system for new arrivals went generally smoothly, and that the city's social and economic activities are gradually resuming.
China has shortened the COVID-19 quarantine time for inbound international travelers and refined the designation of medium- and high-risk areas, in an effort to cope with the highly infectious Omicron variant more precisely.
Many cities and regions have adjusted their policies related to COVID-19 including shortening the quarantine period for inbound travelers and reducing the frequency of mass nucleic acid testing to better serve the current situation of fewer recent infections.
Some Chinese cities have shortened the quarantine time for inbound travelers, according to Health Times.