Central govt stresses that lockdown measures should be implemented rapidly and end as soon as possible to reduce inconvenience to masses

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29th November 2022 – (Beijing) The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council  held a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday (29th). Mi Feng, spokesman of the National Health Commission, said that all local authorities should conduct risk research and judgment based on the results of testing and epidemiological investigation, and accurately determine risk areas. Authorities should rapidly lock down and end as soon as possible to reduce the inconvenience caused to the masses due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Mi Feng emphasised the need to continue to increase the level of rectification and to solve the reasonable demands of the masses in a timely manner. There is also a need to accelerate the promotion of the COVID-19 vaccination, especially to increase in the vaccination rate of persons over 80 years old.

It was pointed out that the problems reported by the masses recently are not mainly about the prevention and control of the epidemic itself, but more on the simplification of epidemic prevention and control measures. There should not be a “one size fits all” measure by ignoring the demands of the masses, etc. Various places have set up special classes for rectification to improve implementation of anti-epidemic measures.

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