Reuters with the info, citing unnamed sources:
- China is set to announce a further easing of COVID curbs as early as Wednesday
- a new set of nationwide rules is due to be announced soon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters
- Beijing is also weighing whether to scale down its management of the virus to reflect the less serious threat it poses as early as January
- Exclusive: China may announce 10 new COVID easing steps on Wednesday
There is the prospect of set-backs as new infections rise with the scaling back of restrictions, but for now, the mood is optimistic.