China is to drop some of its toughest coronavirus restrictions – including scrapping quarantine for travellers – ending the government’s zero-Covid policy. Experts are watching nervously to see how this may affect variants and their global spread.
Japan and India are among the countries to have introduced measures to prevent an influx of cases. Beijing’s decision on Monday to drop quarantine for overseas visitors from 8 January has prompted concerns about the potential for new variants beyond China’s borders
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