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China’s hospitals, funeral homes under intense pressure as Covid spread unchecked


Amid the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, hospitals and funeral homes in China are currently under heavy pressure. The number of infections suddenly spiked after the Chinese authorities decided to relax the Covid-free policy and work towards repairing the damaged economy.

Citing the large number of Covid-19 cases from China and inconsistent data on the number of deaths, many countries are imposing restrictions on travelers from the country. Countries like India, ItalyJapan and Taiwan have made mandatory screenings for people traveling from China.

On Tuesday, the country officially reported three Covid-related deaths, but this number does not seem to explain the large number of deaths funeral homes are reporting. China also recently changed the method of registering Covid-19 virus deaths.

The country only considers pneumonia and respiratory failure as deaths related to the Covid-19 virus.

The government also released vaccination data for the whole country last week, which stated that the overall vaccination rate for the whole country is above 90%, but the booster rate is still low at 57.9%. and 42.3% for people 80 years of age or older. bigger.

Despite the increase in cases, Chinese authorities will stop requiring domestic travelers to quarantine from January 8.

The $17 trillion economy of China suffering from large swelling due to Covid-19 infection. Global oil prices are also seeing a fresh drop as demand from China slows.

The production center’s factory output has decreased and domestic demand has also decreased as residents and shop owners have been infected with the virus.

(With input from Reuters)

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