China’s “two sessions” laid out economic plans that included the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.
The meetings of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) took place this past week. During these annual sessions, the government set the policies for the future.
The government announced the need for border restrictions will remain through at least 2022. While the vaccination of Chinese citizens continues, there remains a need to protect against imported Covid-19 infections to the local population. China has been amongst the first countries to begin vaccination of citizens. Vaccinations are offered free to all citizens, but vaccination progress remains slow.
The head of the Chinese Centre for Disease and Prevention reported that the country will not reach herd immunity until the middle of next year. Borders will remain under at least some form of restrictions until then.
Additional plans announced during the meeting and an English version of the complete government work’s report can be found via this South China Moving Post article: https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3124497/chinas-two-sessions-key-takeaways-annual-government-work?utm_source=copy_link&utm_medium=share_widget&utm_campaign=3124497