Wu Zunyu, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the large-scale movement of people during the Lunar New Year holiday could spread the epidemic, increasing infections in some areas, but in the near term A second covid wave is unlikely. , said on the Weibo social media platform.
Millions of Chinese are traveling across the country to reunite for holidays that were suspended under recently relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, raising fears of fresh outbreaks in rural areas that could be large. are less equipped to handle outbreaks.
Has passed through the top of China. covid patients An official of the National Health Commission said on Thursday that fever clinics, emergency rooms and in critical situations.
About 60,000 people He died in hospital with Covid on January 12, nearly a month after China abruptly ended its zero-covid policy, according to official data.
But some experts said the figure likely underestimates the full impact, because it doesn’t include those who died at home, and because many doctors have said they should attribute the deaths to Covid. are discouraged from