Advice to prepare to deal with the virus
Wang Guangfa, a respiratory specialist at Peking University First Hospital, warned that serious cases of COVID-19 could increase in Beijing over the next fortnight. Wang told the state-run Global Times that Beijing, surrounded by a new wave of corona infections, is putting additional pressure on medical resources. He said that ensuring that there is no shortage of medical resources is an important factor in increasing the success rate in treating COVID-19 cases. He said that we should make all preparations to deal with the virus in the hospitals.
China’s shortage of medicines, crematoriums full
According to health officials, Chinese cities are currently affected by highly contagious Omicron variants, mainly Ba.5.2 and BF.7, which are spreading rapidly. There are reports of overcrowding in crematoriums in Beijing. Seven deaths have been confirmed in Beijing in the last few days. According to official media reports, many Chinese pharmaceutical companies are working at full capacity to meet the growing demand for cold and fever medicines.
Government asked to keep the data of corona patients
Xu Wenbo, director of the China CDC’s National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention, said each hospital is expected to collect samples from 15 patients in outpatients and emergency rooms, and 10 from patients with serious illnesses. A large number of patients are reaching outside the hospitals for testing. In many cities, the corona test of the entire population is being done.
WHO expressed concern over the situation in China
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that he is very concerned about the unprecedented wave of Covid cases in China. He urged China to provide detailed information on the seriousness of the situation. The WHO chief appealed for detailed information on the severity of the disease, hospitalization and the need for intensive care, saying that the World Health Organization is very concerned about the latest development in China.