It seems that things in China continue to worsen regarding their covid-related policies. Check out the latest reports below.
China gives no signs about ending “zero covid” strategy
China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls, and authorities say that the new variants are weaker.
On the other hand, it also seems that they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-covid” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign.
According to the latest reports revealed today, Monday, commuters in Beijing and at least 16 other cities were allowed to board buses and subways without a virus test in the previous 48 hours for the first time in months.
More than that, it’s also been revealed that the Industrial centers, including Guangzhou near Hong Kong have reopened markets and businesses and lifted most curbs on movement while keeping restrictions on neighborhoods with infections.
Vaccinating the elder
The government announced plans last week to vaccinate millions of people in their 70s and 80s, – this is a condition for ending “zero-covid” restrictions that keep most visitors out of China and have disrupted manufacturing and global trade.
That spurred hopes for a quick end to “zero covid.”
It’s also worth noting the fact that health experts and economists warn it will be mid-2023 and possibly 2024 before vaccination rates are high enough and hospitals are prepared to handle a possible rash of infections.
“China is not ready for a fast reopening yet,” Morgan Stanley economists said in a report Monday.
He continued and said the following:
“We expect lingering containment measures. … Restrictions could still tighten dynamically in lower-tier cities should hospitalizations surge.”
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