China Applauds Its 'Zero-Case Policy' amid Nationwide Coronavirus Crisis

China Applauds Its 'Zero-Case Policy' amid Nationwide Coronavirus Crisis


China’s latest coronavirus epidemic has forced the country to transition from a “zero infection” strategy to a “zero case policy,” which encourages state officials to “prevent viral transmission in communities and to find out and treat patients as soon as possible,” China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said Sunday.

The head of NHC’s coronavirus response expert panel, Liang Wannian, told the state-run Global Times on November 14 China’s new “zero case policy” differs from a “zero infection” strategy because it is “dynamic.” China’s NHC considers the approach more flexible in the current “era of epidemic normalization,” according to Liang.

The NHC leader said this new era of coronavirus “normalization” includes four conditions: “no local transmitted infections related to imported cases, emergence of sporadic local

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