The protests in several large cities have probably startled the Chinese government. The National Health Commission announces a relaxation of the previously strict quarantine rules.
In the case of infections without symptoms and mild courses of the disease, people could isolate themselves at home and treat themselves, said the National Health Commission. If their condition worsens, they can go to designated clinics themselves.
The easing also means that there may no longer be any movement restrictions in non-high-risk areas. As the Health Commission announced, there should be no loss of production or work. High-risk areas would have to be defined more precisely in the future and can affect individual buildings or just one floor. A negative test is therefore no longer necessary when traveling.