Beijing [China]Jan 3 (ANI): As misguided Covid policies in the form of a draconian zero-Covid policy by the Xi Jinping-led Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have not only hurt economic growth but have also seriously failed to contain the virus, reports Inside Over.
At a time when thousands are dying and doctors are falling ill in overcrowded hospitals, the country doesn’t even have a mandate for wearing masks. Schools are still open but no one is going there because children are either sick or fear they will during the Covid surge in mainland China.
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According to multiple media reports, by the end of 2022, confidence in China’s manufacturing and service industries will be at its lowest point since 2020.
Some 80% of European companies operating in China have lowered their revenue forecasts, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. An estimated 20 percent of young people are unemployed, according to Inside Over.
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According to the World Health Organization’s assessment of the Covid situation in China, between 3 January 2020 and 23 December 2022, there were 31,585 deaths and more than 10 million confirmed cases. The death toll is expected to be between 1 million and 2 million in China in 2023, according to experts.
According to the Global Times, as part of the overall coordination of the epidemic prevention and control department to optimize the epidemic prevention policy and ensure scientific treatment, the staff of the local hospital have been working overtime during the holidays to ensure the treatment of patients in the epidemic wave.
Recently, Jiading, Minhang, Songjiang and other places in Shanghai have improved hierarchical diagnosis and treatment management measures to divert non-emergency patients with new coronary pneumonia from front-line hospitals. The country is also facing shortages of medical supplies amid the ongoing covid wave, with healthcare on the brink of collapse.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Dec. 28 that the U.S. will require all travelers arriving in the country from China, as well as Hong Kong and Macau, to test negative for COVID-19.
“The CDC announced today that it will conduct surveillance from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau,” the CDC said in a statement posted on its website.
Earlier, protests erupted across China amid a draconian lockdown after 10 people were killed in an apartment fire. Firefighters were allegedly prevented from entering the apartment building due to quarantine orders.
The country changed its COVID policy due to widespread protests in nine Chinese cities. (Arnie)
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