As more new variants of Omicron emerge in some overseas countries, China has also detected BQ.1 and XBB from imported cases.
The National Health Commission announced late Monday that it will reclassify the novel coronavirus, changing it from "novel coronavirus pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus infection".
China will manage COVID-19 with measures against Class B infectious diseases, instead of Class A infectious diseases, in a major shift of its epidemic response policies.
Seniors and people identified as being at higher risk from COVID-19 are now eligible for a second vaccine booster shot, according to a notice issued on Wednesday.
People with mild symptoms and asymptomatic cases can now choose to quarantine at home instead of at centralized quarantine facilities.
Health authorities on Thursday issued two guidelines in tandem to help COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms recover at home and to properly monitor their health with test kits.
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.
A plan for the tiered diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients has been put into place in Zhejiang, according to a top expert from the province on Monday.