Shanghai Well being Fee reported a complete of 0 domestically transmitted COVID-19 instances and 0 native asymptomatic instances this morning, Tuesday, August 2.
That makes zero instances reported for the second day in a row.
Blue well being code for the unvaccinated?
Liu Shixin, deputy of the Guangdong Provincial Folks’s Congress, has urged that those that should not have no less than two doses of COVID-19 must be given a blue well being code.
The Guangdong Provincial Well being Fee responded by saying wouldn’t implement a ‘blue well being code system’ in the interim. They cited a number of causes.
Firstly, the ‘blue well being code system’ has not been given assist by or the go-ahead from the central authorities.
The Guangdong Provincial Well being Fee additionally acknowledged the coverage wouldn’t go down nicely amongst Chinese language residents.
They went on so as to add that the implementation of the blue well being code isn’t possible because the probability of errors being made is excessive.
Though they didn’t point out precisely what mentioned errors are, it possible refers to people who find themselves unable to be vaccinated given a blue code.
Some teams of individuals, equivalent to these with underlying well being circumstances or a weak immune system, are suggested towards getting vaccinated towards COVID-19, because it may result in well being dangers.
The Guangdong Provincial Well being Fee went on so as to add that the present well being code system exhibits whether or not an individual has or hasn’t been vaccinated, so why would a blue well being code be wanted?
Lastly, native vaccination databases haven’t been collated right into a nationwide one, that means blue codes would make touring throughout China much more troublesome than it already is… though that’s set to vary:
So, in conclusion, sounds just like the ‘blue well being code system’ has been roundly dismissed. Subsequent!
Mass testing down to five districts…
Shanghai has launched one other two rounds of mass nucleic acid screening right now via Thursday. Nevertheless, solely 5 districts can be collaborating, down from the same old naughty 9.
These 5 districts nonetheless on the naughty listing are:
The 4 districts off the naughty listing are:
Subdistricts or cities with new constructive instances can even be topic to the necessary testing.
In the course of the screening, individuals should have a 24-hour damaging PCR report to go away or enter their communities, firms and different public venues.
Routine PCR screening on the weekends will proceed for all Shanghai residents till no less than the tip of August, nonetheless, with free testing can be prolonged over that interval.
In different COVID information…
With sporadic group infections reappearing within the metropolis, authorities are encouraging individuals to get their COVID-19 booster shot. If you have not had yours but, this is how to enroll:
China’s journey code, used for checking the journey historical past of individuals within the nation, now solely checks the journey historical past of customers over a 7-day interval, versus the earlier 14-days:
That restrictive star image will not seem on the Journey Code app:
China has additional eased restrictions for abroad arrivals into the nation, with 7-day centralized quarantine plus 3-day ‘well being monitoring’ at residence (the ‘7+3’ coverage) the norm:
A damaging PCR check consequence obtained throughout the final 72 hours is presently a should in Shanghai must you want to participate in ‘regular life’ – click on the hyperlink beneath to search out out the place to get one:
In the meantime, these Shanghai residents who don’t do a PCR check inside seven days of their final check will see their well being code flip yellow:
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