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11/30/2022, 8:31 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China's Guangzhou relaxes COVID-19 control

The Chinese city of Guangzhou, located northwest of Hong Kong, will temporarily lift COVID-19 restrictions and relax control in six districts, the region's Office of Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters revealed on Wednesday.

The districts of Panyu, Liwan, Tianhe, Conghua, Baiyun, and Huadu will allow home quarantine for individuals who were in close contact with infected patients. According to the statement by the regional office of epidemic prevention, parks and other public areas have been marked as "low-risk." However, the general public is still urged to wear masks, avoid large gatherings, and get vaccinated.

The news comes amid unrest across China, as people protest against strict lockdown restrictions. Local media reported clashes between demonstrators and police in Guangzhou overnight. The Chinese Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism Team underlined that long-term lockdowns should be avoided.

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