The Chinese government assured today that the epidemiological situation relating to Covid-19 in the country is “under control”, despite the rebound in cases detected in recent weeks after the easing of restrictions. “At this moment the evolution of the epidemiological situation in China is as expected and is under control“Beijing was the first to pass the peak of the epidemic, and production and life are gradually returning to normal,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.
“All countries in the world go through a period of adjustment when they adjust their epidemic prevention policies and the case of China is no different,” he said, noting that authorities are working to contain the situation across the country. Wang lamented that “some Western media have deliberately exaggerated or even distorted the compliance in China’s epidemic prevention and control policy, avoiding mentioning the high price the country has paid for prevention in the face of the pandemic,” according to the Chinese portal Sina.
“The fact is that in the past three years since the beginning of the pandemic, the Chinese government has always put people and life above all else,” he said. “From a global perspective, the seriously ill and death rate in China is the lowest,” she concluded. The Chinese government announced on Monday that it will reopen its borders and eliminate the need for quarantine starting January 8, a new step in easing restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. China’s National Health Commission announced on Sunday it will stop publishing daily SARS-CoV-2 positive cases, as the country sees a surge in cases after easing some restrictions. About 248 million people in China, 18% of the population, tested positive for the coronavirus in the first three weeks of December.