During a news briefing held on Saturday, some medical experts answered frequently asked questions about respiratory illnesses during winter and better explained the importance of getting vaccinated and adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
Foreign Ministry has announced that beginning on Wednesday, it would no longer require travelers entering China to take a PCR test or an antigen test for COVID-19.
The EG.5 substrain of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has become the most prominent source of coronavirus infections in China, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
About 7 percent of fever clinic patients have tested positive for COVID-19 this month.
The guidelines from the joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism of the State Council aim to clarify situations and circumstances where people should, can choose to, or may choose not to wear face masks.
China had detected 24 imported cases of the new Omicron variant CH.1.1 and its offshoots as of Monday. However, the strain is not expected to spark widespread transmission in the short term, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Editor's note: Major adjustments have been made to China's COVID-19 control policies, according to a 10-point notice released by the National Health Commission on Wednesday. Below are some of the key changes, to help you keep up to date.