China does not step into zero corona review “People’s dissatisfaction is excessive application” | Reuters

Cheng Youquan, a senior official at China’s National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on November 29 that the people’s dissatisfaction with the new coronavirus was excessive restrictions and uniform application, not the curbing measures themselves. rice field. FILE PHOTO: Beijing, China March 28, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday that the people’s dissatisfaction was over-restrictions and uniform application of the coronavirus, not the measures to curb it. showed recognition. he said at a regular press conference.

Over the weekend, China witnessed widespread protests against its tougher coronavirus measures.

“What the public sees as a problem is not disease prevention and control per se. They are demanding simplification of prevention and control measures,” Cheng said.

He also said that he would act swiftly to resolve the difficulties people are feeling.

Meanwhile, when asked if he would review his “zero-corona” policy in the wake of the protests, a spokesman for the National Health Commission said it would continue efforts to fine-tune policies to reduce their impact on society and the economy. complied.