The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the country’s hospitals appear to be overflowing amid fears of fresh Covid-19 hits in China.
Dr. Michael Ryan said intensive care units (ICUs) are busy, but officials say the numbers are relatively low. News BBC.
Chinese statistics show that no one died due to Covid on Wednesday. However, there are doubts about the actual impact of this disease.
Hospitals in Beijing and other cities have been overwhelmed in recent days as the latest wave of Covid-19 hits China.
Since 2020, China has imposed strict health restrictions as part of its zero-covid policy.
But the government ended most of these measures two weeks ago after ground-breaking protests against the stricter controls.
The number of Covid cases has since increased, with a high death rate, especially among the elderly, raising fears.
Despite the increase, government figures say only five people died of Covid on Tuesday and two on Monday.
Dr. WHO’s head of emergency situations. Ryan called on China to provide more information about the latest outbreak of the virus.
He said what was reported in China was a relatively low number of infected patients in ICUs, but personal data indicated that ICUs were filling up.
‘We have been saying for weeks that it is always going to be very difficult to completely stop this highly contagious virus.
At a weekly news conference in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was very concerned about the escalating situation in China.
He appealed for specific information on disease severity, hospitalization and intensive care requirements.
Dr. Ryan added that vaccination is the last resort for the coronavirus outbreak.
China developed and developed the vaccine itself, which has been shown to be less effective in protecting people against severe Covid morbidity and mortality than mRNA vaccines used in the rest of the world.
His comments came after the German government announced on Wednesday that the first batch of BioEntech’s Covid-19 vaccine had been sent to China.
The German vaccines will initially be given to about 20,000 expatriates in China.
It is the first foreign Covid-19 vaccine to be distributed in China, although no details on the timing or size of the supply have been released.