China Covid: How is it tackling the latest surge in cases?

What are China’s Covid rules now?

In December, China dropped mass testing in cities and regions where there have been outbreaks.

People are no longer required to go into quarantine in state facilities if they or someone they have been in contact with tests positive

There are reports of hospitals filling up with patients and a growing demand for funeral services.

Because it has ended its mass testing programme, Chinese authorities no longer have reliable figures for the number of Covid infections.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked it to provide specific data on disease severity and hospital admissions.

The WHO has also asked for more data on vaccination rates, especially amongst vulnerable groups and those over 60 years old.

The EU has confirmed that it’s ready offer surplus vaccines to China, which has so far largely relied on its own home-produced vaccines.