As more new variants of Omicron emerge in some overseas countries, China has also detected BQ.1 and XBB from imported cases. How virulent are these strains? Will they cause new waves of infections? Here's what Chinese experts are saying.
Major adjustments have been made to China's COVID-19 control policies. Below are some of the key changes, to help you keep up to date.
Local authorities in several cities in East China's Zhejiang Province announced on Sunday that negative nucleic acid testing results and green health codes are no longer required for taking public transportation and entering public venues since Monday.
Authorities in Zhoushan recently launched a WeChat mini app to provide information about public cultural activities held in the city.
China has eased border entry restrictions for international students and business travelers starting on Wednesday as part of broader steps to facilitate greater cross-border travel and exchanges more than two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multiple places have started inter-regional recognition of COVID-19 test results.
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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, according to a document released on Tuesday.
China released its first diagnosis and treatment guideline for monkeypox on June 15, making it clear that the virus can spread through close contact and droplets, but most patients can recover without special treatment.
A series of measures were included in a recently released guideline to shore up the confidence of China's tourism market operators and workers who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Modifications to China's COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment guidelines are aimed at relieving strains on the medical system in the face of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province recently published measures to attract foreign talent.
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.
Regulations to promote home-based elderly care service in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, took effect on Jan 1.
China has further downsized the 2021 negative lists for foreign investment, to expand high-level opening-up and facilitate high-quality economic development.
Nearly two years after the COVID-19 outbreak, China has granted emergency approval for its first antibody combination therapy for COVID-19 treatment, adding a tool to the world's arsenal against the disease.
Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, rolled out stricter COVID-19 control measures on Dec 17.
Answers to commonly-asked questions about the Omicron variant of COVID-19.