China to reduce infectious disease classification of new crown in January = related sources | Reuters

The Chinese government could announce 10 new coronavirus control measures as early as Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter. Pictured is a worker in protective clothing moving a bag of medical waste. FILE PHOTO: Beijing, May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Chinese government could announce 10 new measures to control the novel coronavirus as early as Thursday, sources said.

Complete the 20 measures announced in November. In response to 20 countermeasure elements in the country, the new corona countermeasures were eased nationwide one after another.

Sources familiar with the matter said the coronavirus could be downgraded as early as January next year.

The National Health Commission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Infectious diseases in China are classified in order of decreasing severity as Class A, Class B and Class C. Class A includes plague and cholera. Since January 2020, the new coronavirus has been designated as a category B, together with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the AIDS virus (HIV).

However, more than 95% of infected people in Japan are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, and the mortality rate is very low. Daiichi Zaikei reported on May 4 that an anonymous infectious disease expert said it was unscientific to maintain a level one response under these circumstances. He indicated that the situation could be downgraded to category B, including necessary measures, or downgraded to category C, which includes flu and mumps.

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