Shandong expands COVID-19 facilities
Shandong province is bracing for peaks of COVID-19 infections by adding critical-care beds and expanding the capacity of fever clinics ahead of the Chinese New Year travel rush in January.
China releases details of COVID-19 management shift
China has announced that it will be downgrading its management of COVID-19 as of Jan 8, treating it as a Class B infection, rather than a more serious Class A infection.
Shandong protects rural areas amid infections
Shandong province has launched a series of measures to brace for peaks of COVID-19 infections in rural areas, where seniors and children often account for the majority of the population.
China downgrades COVID management
Chinese health authorities announced late on Dec 26 that they have decided to rename "novel coronavirus pneumonia" to "novel coronavirus infection" and downgrade the management of the disease from category A to category B starting Jan 8.
Some COVID test sites in Shandong upgraded
Some COVID-19 testing sites in cities of Shandong province have been upgraded to temporary fever clinics to provide more convenient services as local governments optimize their responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Virus experts expect normalcy by spring
China has optimized its COVID-19 response measures at the right time, amid the reduced fatality rate of the Omicron variant and the increased preparedness of the nation's healthcare system, experts said over the weekend.
Inhalable COVID-19 vaccinations available in Shandong
A needle-free COVID-19 vaccination with a sweet twist is now available in many cities in Shandong province, such as Jining, Qingdao, Zaozhuang and Jinan.