On March 8, 2021, Zhang Boli, deputy to the National People’s Congress, academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering and President of Tianjin University of traditional Chinese medicine, told CCTV that the current domestic epidemic situation is relatively stable, and mask wearing requirement may be removed in the spring of next year.
Q: The epidemic situation in China is under stable control. When can people stop wearing masks?
Zhang Boli: Currently the epidemic situation in China is relatively stable, but still spreading abroad , so we can’t take it lightly. The task of external defense input and internal defense rebound is still very heavy. In the past, we had to adhere to some good habits, including wearing masks. For example, there are very few cases of flus , colds and upper respiratory tract infections this year. This has something to do with people’s insistence on wearing masks. I expect that at least after the beginning of spring next year, people should be able to take off the mask