During a news briefing held on Saturday, some medical experts answered frequently asked questions about respiratory illnesses during winter and better explained the importance of getting vaccinated and adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
As more new variants of Omicron emerge in some overseas countries, China has also detected BQ.1 and XBB from imported cases.
The more virulent Delta strain of COVID-19 is not currently circulating in China and the circulating nine strains are all variants of Omicron, according to epidemiological data, experts said.
From Jan 8, China will manage COVID-19 with measures against Class B infectious diseases, instead of Class A infectious diseases. Here we answer some questions concerning the latest shift in the country's epidemic response policies.
China is working all out to meet people's basic and urgent needs in the trying time of combating COVID-19.