In China, cases of COVID-19 increase after relaxing sanitary measures

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There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in China. Photo: AFP

The infections of COVID-19 “spread rapidly” in Chinaa reputed epidemiologist adviser to the government warned on Sunday, after Beijing’s decision to abandon its “zero covid” policy.

The Chinese health authorities announced on Wednesday a general easing of anticovid restrictions, after the historic demonstrations against the measures, and also as a strategy to relaunch the second world economy.

For the purpose of large-scale systematic PCR testing, the possibility of isolating at home in mild and asymptomatic cases, andThe country is registering maximum numbers of infections.

Maximum numbers of COVID-19 infections are registered in China

Zhong Nanshanone of the leading health experts advising the government since the start of the pandemic, commented in an interview with state media:

“Currently, the epidemic in China (…) it spreads rapidly, and in these circumstances, whatever the force of prevention or control, it will be difficult to completely cut the chain of transmission” of the virus, he warned.

Nashan explained

The current subvariants of Ómicron (…) are very contagious. One person can transmit it to 22 people ”, specified the health adviser

China is ill-prepared for a new wave of infections

The country is facing a wave of infections for which you are ill-preparedwith Millions of older people still not fully vaccinated and hospitals without the capacity to accommodate so many patients.

On Sunday in Beijing long lines formed in front of pharmacies to store medicines against fever and antigen test.

I’m afraid to go out,” said Liu Cheng, a mother of two whoHe lives in the center of the Chinese capital. “Many” of her friends have symptoms or have tested positive, she added.

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