China stops publishing asymptomatic COVID-19 case figures
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A waitress wearing a mask serves two customers at a table in a restaurant in Beijing's Chaoyang district, Dec 7, 2022. (Photo:

China will no longer report new asymptomatic COVID-19 infection figures, China's National Health Commission (NHC) announced on Wednesday.

As China optimized pandemic prevention and control measures, mass nucleic acid testing was canceled and COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic or exhibit mild symptoms can be treated at home, making it hard to get accurate statistics, according to the NHC.

(Compiled by Zhang Tianchen)