Chinese authorities Monday lifted restrictions imposed on the city of Xi'an, with 13 million inhabitants, which has been completely confined for a month due to a Covid-19 resurgence.

Officials said the city becomes a "low risk" area as of Monday, with which residents can move freely again as long as they present a valid health tracking QR code.

"Low risk does not mean risk-free. The city will continue to strictly implement the epidemic prevention and control measures in force," official Liu Feng said, according to state agency Xinhua. EFE