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In China, 80,000 people have died from COVID-19 after anti-COVID measures were lifted


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Beijing, February 4 – More than 80,000 people have died in Chinese hospitals as a result of COVID-19 infection since December 8, 2022, when the country’s anti-COVID policy was relaxed and all restrictive measures were effectively lifted, according to the CDC. China.
On December 25, 2022, the State Health Commission of China stopped publishing daily statistics on the epidemiological situation in the country. Then, from January 15, 2023, the CDC of China began to publish a weekly summary, but not for the entire epidemic period, but only for the period from December 8, 2022.
So, from December 8, 2022 to February 2, 2023, 82,238 people died in Chinese hospitals from respiratory failure caused by coronavirus infection or from exacerbations of various diseases caused by COVID-19 infection.

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Earlier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that at the end of 2022, millions of people infected with COVID-19 were detected in the country every day, and the peak was on December 22, when 6.94 million people were registered with positive PCR tests. in China as a whole. It was also reported that the peak daily deaths from COVID-19 in Chinese hospitals occurred on January 4, when 4,273 people died. At the same time, the largest load on Chinese hospitals occurred in the second half of December 2022 and the beginning of January 2023. Experts also reported that as of January 23, 2023, the epidemiological situation in the country has improved significantly.
On December 7, 2022, the Joint Mechanism for Prevention and Control of the Coronavirus Epidemic of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued a statement on improving the anti-epidemic policy against the backdrop of acute public dissatisfaction with the strict “zero tolerance” policy. For COVID-19, which has been the most stringent in the world for nearly three years, negatively affecting the economy, global production and supply chains, tourism and exchanges between countries.
Thus, from December 8, mass PCR testing, restrictions on online and offline purchases of antipyretics, as well as random closures in institutions and residential complexes, were cancelled, and the authorities allowed to remain in home isolation with a mild asymptomatic course of the disease, as Vaccination of the elderly has been accelerated. Since January 8, 2023, China has completely abolished quarantine and PCR testing for people arriving from abroad.

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