In another shift, Beijing will allow low-risk COVID patients to isolate at home: report


China is showing further signs of easing its strict zero COVID policy that has caused unrest in major cities. In Beijing, officials will let those infected patients who are low risk to quarantine at home for a week, rather than in a government center, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. China has required anyone with any degree of COVID to stay at those sites to cut transmission. The first signs of the shift have been seen in the heavily populated Chaoyang district, home to foreign embassies and offices. Beijing is hoping to avoid more protests, while resources are also getting thin, those sources said. However, anyone wanting to isolate at home will have to provide a written guarantee to stay at home, with a magnetized alarm fitted on their door that will alert authorizied if they try to leave, one source said. Bloomberg was unable to confirm the reports with officials from Beijing or its health department.

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