Beijing (Daily Pakistan Online) A prominent government scientist of China says that 80 percent of people in the country have been affected by Corona.
Wu Zunyu, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said mass movement of people during the Lunar New Year holiday could spread the epidemic, increasing infections in some areas, according to Reuters news agency. Maybe, but a second covid wave is unlikely in the near term. Mass movement across the country during the Chinese New Year holiday has raised fears of outbreaks in rural areas that may not be able to cope with such a large outbreak.
An official from the National Health Commission said that China has already exceeded the maximum number of Covid patients in fever clinics, emergency rooms and in critical conditions.
As of January 12, nearly a month after China abruptly ended its zero-covid policy, 60,000 people had died in hospitals due to Covid-19, according to official data. But some experts say the figures are likely not fully representative because they don’t include people who die at home.