COVID In China

COVID In China: Overwhelmed crematoriums as China downplays Covid situation

China has followed a strict “zero-covid policy” since the outbreak of Coronavirus in 2020 and was appreciated worldwide for its swift and stringent actions. But, when Corona has taken a down stride all over the world, it’s spreading across all of China again when the Government decided to take down the policy.

It is reported that crematoriums, hospitals and funeral homes are unable to keep up with the surge and are being increasingly overburdened due to Covid related deaths. Although most of China, especially the younger lot has been vaccinated completely, the current strain in China, that is the BF.7 sub-variant of Omicron is surpassing this status. Researchers are predicting that the current surge can lead to more than 1 million fatalities in China by next year. Even though China is reporting at least 10,000 cases a day, it has only registered 11 deaths which are being criticized by Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist, and chief of the Covid task force, in New England.

He warned of a “thermonuclear bad” situation in China as infections grow rapidly across the country in a long tweet. This would further affect the economy of China which is already in a bad shape and in turn affect the Global economy.