On May 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it has made adjustments to home isolation measures, which are listed below and effective from May 8.
A. In principle, friends or relatives living in the same residence as confirmed cases will be identified as close contacts, while confirmed cases' workplaces and schools will take self-initiated responsive measures.
B. Principles for issuing home isolation notice:
To preserve adequate public health and epidemic prevention capacities, a home isolation notice will be issued to only family members living in the same residence as the confirmed case and the confirmed case's roommates if the confirmed case is a college or university student; however, individuals with special needs can still apply for a home isolation notice. Starting from the effective date, this measure applies to old and new confirmed cases.
C. The digital fencing system will remain in place for confirmed cases when they are placed in isolation, receive home care, and undergo home quarantine, but it will not be used for people in home isolation.