Recently, China started to ease the restrictions that were imposed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this move was deemed ill-timed as it was done during a time that saw another spike in the COVID-19 wave. In a report released last week, Chinese officials have declared that the new wave of COVID-19 cases is almost at its end and that there is no new significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country.
COVID-19 Wave In China Is At Its End
In a report released during the last week, Chinese officials announced that the new wave of the COVID-19 virus is almost nearing its end. The number of severe cases and deaths due to the virus is now witnessing a downward trend.
When China first announced the ease in travel restrictions, there was a worry that this would give rise to a major new wave of the virus. This is also because the ease of restrictions was announced at the time of the Lunar New Year when international travels increase.
However, even after the Lunar New Year, Chinese officials maintain that the wave did not persist and is nearly at its end. The Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention stated that there was no significant increase in the number of cases even after the Lunar New Year.
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China’s Ease Of International Travel Restriction
China faced considerable backlash from the international community when it first announced its ease in travel restrictions. Many countries even imposed special restrictions against travellers from China in order to avoid an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
China had strict, almost militant COVID-19 protocols that had been put in place since the virus first began spreading in the year 2020. Since then, it hadn’t eased its norms even when other countries started to open up for international travel.
This sudden change in policy was done, it seems, due to ongoing protests in the country to ease the restrictions.
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