BEIJING (AP) — China planned to stop tracking some travel on Monday. This could reduce the chances of people being forced to quarantine to visit COVID-19 hotspots.
At midnight, smartphone apps that track people’s movements between cities and rural areas are disabled. Another app used to restrict the movement of people who have tested positive or entered areas with recent outbreaks remains in effect. They are part of a package of pandemic apps, some of which are also used by local governments to quell protests.