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The number of people infected with the corona virus has been reported in China

On March 11, 2022, in Shanghai, China, residents lined up outside the hospital’s nucleic acid testing site following the outbreak of the corona virus (COVID-19). Via China Daily REUTERS

The highest daily recorded COVID-19 infections since the outbreak began, Chinese health officials said on Saturday. In Wuhan two years ago, according to the DPA agency.

In particular, the National Health Commission has announced 588 cases In the last 24 hours on its continent, 112 of which have been imported.

This data represents a small number compared to other countries because the Asian giant has a population of 1,411 million.

Still, China faces The new wave of corona virus led to the registration of a large number of COVID-19 cases In two years.

A. imposed on Friday Locking in the northeastern city of Changchun After hundreds of cases were found there. The new restrictions allow only one person per household to leave the house to go shopping.

In Changchun, Jilin Province, China, staff in protective clothing carry stored cold storage items in a newly built warehouse for disinfection as a preventative measure against the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19).  , Cnsphoto via January 25, 2021 REUTERS
In Changchun, Jilin Province, China, staff in protective clothing carry stored cold storage items in a newly built warehouse for disinfection as a preventative measure against the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19). , Cnsphoto via January 25, 2021 REUTERS

In addition, All 9 million city dwellers will be tested for the virus.

about this Great locking When 13 million people were isolated at the end of last year, it was announced by China since the tax was imposed on the Xi’an (northern) metropolis.

Following the Wuhan explosion in early 2020, China adopted “Zero Govt” policy against the virusTherefore, the authorities have rushed to take drastic measures to prevent it from spreading.

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Over the past two years, eruptions have rarely been the result of testing and massive closures by large sections of the population.

However, The Omicron variant, first detected in the country in January, led China to further its control policy..

In Shanghai, March 11, 2022, in China, on March 11, 2022, a paramedic in protective clothing conducts a temporary nucleic acid test in the wake of the Corona virus disease (COVID-19) case.  Picture taken on March 11, 2022.  Cnsphoto via REUTERS
In Shanghai, March 11, 2022, in China, on March 11, 2022, a paramedic in protective clothing conducts a temporary nucleic acid test in the wake of the Corona virus disease (COVID-19) case. Picture taken on March 11, 2022. Cnsphoto via REUTERS

Total number of active infections in the mainland of China 5,461, of which six are serious.

According to official statistics, they have been infected since the onset of the epidemic There are 113,528 people in the country, of whom 127,434 have recovered and 4,636 have died..

To date, 1,763,059 close contacts with victims have been medically monitored, of whom 127,434 are under surveillance.

Why “govt zero” strategies fail to prevent infections

Faces the annoyance of With SARS-CoV-2 and its high infection rate, some countries have opted for tougher policies to prevent the spread and spread of the virus. This includes closing borders, restricting entry and exit for travelers, strictly isolating positive cases and closing neighborhoods or entire cities in the face of increased epidemics..

File: March 10, 2022 in Hong Kong, China Workers in protective clothing move body inside a refrigerated container outside a funeral home as coronary virus (COVID-19) epidemic left no room in the morgue.  REUTERS / lam yig
File: March 10, 2022 in Hong Kong, China Workers in protective clothing move body inside a refrigerated container outside a funeral home as coronary virus (COVID-19) epidemic left no room in the morgue. REUTERS / lam yig

That strategy could have prevented thousands of deaths and serious illnesses in Asia and Oceania. However, experts insist on it They need to be accompanied by strong vaccination campaigns to achieve high levels of immunity and to ensure that controls do not last over time.. Two great explanations of these principles “COVID zero” means China and Hong Kong.

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It is not clear anywhere else than this Hong Kong. His “Govit Zero” policy is being tested, and he has been facing his greatest epidemics and deaths since the outbreak began. Hospitals are overflowing And although the figures tend to go down, they are very high. Today 29,381 new daily cases have been reported.

Instead, Europe and the United States opted for drastic closures in the first months of 2020, and then opted for looser conditions as infections declined in an effort to balance health and the economy.

(With information from Europa Press and EFE)

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