On October 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced modifications to the restrictions concerning requests of people in home isolation or quarantine to attend funerals or visit relatives. According to the latest changes, those who are in home isolation or quarantine and are asymptomatic may submit a request to the local health authority on or after the first day of the home isolation or quarantine period.
1. After a request is reviewed and approved by the local health authority, the local health authority will arrange for the applicant to be tested at a designated hospital at the applicant’s own expense. The applicant shall wear a face mask all the time when going to and from the designated hospital; before the applicant's test result comes back negative, the applicant shall take a designated quarantine taxi when going out.
2. Those who take a COVID-19 test between the first and fourth day of the isolation or quarantine period may submit a request to the local health authority within two days after receiving a negative test result. Those who take a COVID-19 test on the fifth day or after, in accordance with the current regulations, may submit a request to the local health authority within three days after receiving a negative test result. If the applicant still needs to go out after the first request, the applicant may follow the abovementioned procedure to submit another request; there are no restrictions on the permitted number of requests.