China shows signs of easing of zero COVID policy

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China shows signs of easing of zero COVID policy

China is showing signs of easing its zero COVID policy that has caused unrest in major cities. According to Bloomberg, officials will let patients who are low risk to be quarantined at home for a week rather than in a government center. Anyone with a degree of COVID must 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. They said that Beijing is hoping to avoid more protests while resources are also getting thin. One source said that anyone wanting to stay at home will have to provide a written guarantee to stay at home, with a magnetized alarm fitted on their door that alerts authorizied if they try to leave. Bloomberg was not able to confirm the reports with officials from Beijing or its health department.