China: Corona is still dangerous

A senior Chinese health official said that despite the end of the global emergency of the corona virus, there is still a risk of the virus spreading again.

While the World Health Organization declared the end of the Corona emergency in the world, a senior Chinese health official stated that the virus is still dangerous and damaging, and there is still a risk of its outbreak again.

Two days ago, after more than three years of the Corona epidemic and the declaration of a state of emergency in the world, the World Health Organization announced the end of this situation. The organization also added: “The pandemic caused by the corona virus is no longer considered a global public health emergency.”

Tedros Adhanom, Director-General of the World Health Organization, stated that the epidemic has been on a downward trend for more than a year. This process has allowed most countries to return to normal life as we knew it before covid-19. The emergency committee met yesterday for the 15th time and recommended to me to end the public health emergency of international concern, and I have accepted this recommendation.

This Chinese official emphasized that the end of the Corona emergency does not mean that the disease will disappear, but now its impact can be effectively controlled.

He also noted that China continues to evaluate the circulation of this virus, strengthen the vaccination process among high-risk and key groups, and seeks to improve the treatment capacities of the Covid-19 disease.

The Chinese government continued to implement the zero-covid policy at the behest of President Xi Jinping for a long time after many countries began to live with the virus, and it was in late 2022 that its strict policies towards this Canceled the disease.

Meanwhile, in February, China’s president declared his country’s decisive victory over Covid, while some experts called for health authorities to release information about the disease.

In January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the corona virus a public health emergency of international concern. According to official statistics, more than 20 million people have died and nearly 677 million people have contracted the disease since the beginning of the Corona epidemic.


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