China says most people with Covid will now be able to quarantine at home rather than in state facilities in a major easing of its zero-Covid policy.
Those with mild or no symptoms can now stay at home and self-report results.
The reforms come just a week after civil protests against pandemic controls erupted across the nation.
The country has also scrapped PCR test requirements for most public venues except hospitals and schools.
Their close contacts will also be able to quarantine at home for five days, instead of the earlier requirement to spend eight days in isolation, first at a special centre and then at home, the State Council Prevention and Control Mechanism said.
Only in Hong Kong and China.