The Beijing Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper for the Chinese capital, previously reported that the city’s party leader, Kai Ki, said on Monday that “for the next five years, Beijing will strictly control the Kovid-19 disease.” Implement measures and keep “zero.” Kovid’s policy is to prevent import cases and return domestic cases. “
The quote reported by Kai, who is a close ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has provoked a huge reaction on Chinese social media to the “next five years”. In response, Beijing removed the Daily Line, describing it as a “correction error” while remaining its other remarks on cholera controls.
CNN examined the whole speech and while the Beijing Daily quote was misleading, Kai discussed the possibility of maintaining zero-quaid policies in the capital over the next five-year period.
Cholera controls that remain in place include routine PCR tests, strict entry regulations, regular medical check-ups in residential neighborhoods and public places, as well as strict monitoring and testing for people entering and leaving Beijing, state media said. Quoting Kai.
“I have to think again whether I should continue to stay in Beijing in the long run,” one user wrote on Weibo, a platform like China’s Twitter.
“For the next five years … even what it means to survive,” said another user.
Weibo then banned the hashtag “for the next five years” from its platform.
In early May, Xi doubled the zero-sum policy at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party’s Politburo, ordering the country’s top decision-making body, officials and all sectors of society to “make decisions and plans.” “Obey. Leadership.
Nicholas Burns, the U.S. ambassador to China, said at an online meeting of the Brookings Institution on June 16 that he expects China to maintain a zero-quaid policy “until the beginning of 2023” in line with the Chinese government’s signals. .
For months, cities across China – including Beijing and Shanghai – have been kept under full or partial scrutiny due to zero-quad policy, hurting economic activity and hurting the labor market. In May, the unemployment rate for people aged 16-24 reached a record high of 18.4%.
China continues to close all communities and cities due to a few Kuwaiti cases. All positive cases and close contacts are sent to the state quarantine.
But there are signs that China is softening its quarantine policy for international arrivals.
On Tuesday, the National Health Commission announced that travelers coming to China from abroad will now be subject to a seven-day central quarantine, followed by a three-day in-house health monitoring – a 14-day central quarantine and Seven days down from home supervision. As needed before. The commission said the new quarantine standards would also apply to close liaison cases.
China on Sunday reported 23 cases of quadruped transplants across the country, with Beijing and Shanghai each registering four cases, according to the country’s National Health Commission.