China: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

China: COVID-19 Vaccines – Announcements/Regulatory Actions/Deployment

[We did not identify official announcements about China’s COVID response in general, or in Shanghai, Beijing or other China locations, leading us to include these reports/observations from the general media below. See China CDC below for additional announcements]

Shanghai makes way towards COVID lockdown exit, Beijing plays defence
Reuters, May 21, 20228:02 AM EDT Last Updated 9 hours ago
By Eduardo Baptista
Shanghai cautiously works to restore transport services
Shanghai reports mostly zero new community cases this week
Beijing on edge as new infections keep appearing

Coronavirus: China travel made easier from more than 12 countries, including Britain, France and Japan
Negative PCR result from a week ago and antibody test no longer required, multiple embassies say, days after similar notice for US flights
Effective times vary from immediate to weeks later in June, but mandatory quarantine on arrival to stay
Phoebe Zhang
South China Morning Post, Published: 7:00pm, 20 May, 2022

Covid shows that in China, politics matters more than pragmatism
Why officials are so strangely slow to vaccinate the elderly
The Economist, 19 May 2022

The Collateral Damage in China’s COVID War
Are Beijing’s Harsh Measures Undermining Its Hold On Power?
By Yanzhong Huang
May 17, 2022