Sunday, February 5, 2023

WHO asks China to bring more transparency in data on its COVID 19 status

Growing concern over the worsening situation due to COVID-19 in China has led to the intervention of the World Health Organisation, which recently held a high-level meeting in virtual format with the affected country. High officials in the program…



The situation has arisen due to growing concern over the worsening situation caused by COVID-19 in China WHO intervention Which has recently held a high level meeting, in a virtual format, with the affected country.

At the event, high-level officials from China’s National Health Commission and the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration briefed the WHO. strategy development and China’s actions in the areas of epidemiology, surveillance of various types, vaccination, clinical care, communications, and R&D.

However, WHO again requested Greater transparency in the regular exchange of specific and real-time data on the epidemiological situation, including more data from genetic sequencing, on the impact of the disease, including hospitalizations, admissions, and deaths in the intensive care unit (ICU). In addition, he stressed the importance of vaccination and boosters to protect those most at risk from severe illness and death. Therefore, they request China for more information on the vaccines administered and the current status of vaccination, especially among vulnerable people and those over 60 years of age.

He also invited Chinese scientists to present all these data in a Technical Advisory Group meeting on virus development which is scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday and asked them to strengthen clinical management and impact assessment, expressing their willingness to provide support in these areas, as well as in vaccination risk communication to counter skepticism . He also suggested that they participate more closely in WHO-led coronavirus expert networks, including the COVID-19 Clinical Management Network.



More controls for Chinese passers-by

The explosion of cases in China resulted from removal of most restrictions planted during the pandemic, generating more and more pCountries implement new controls For the travelers of the country.

Canada, the US, India, South Korea, Japan, India, Malaysia, Taiwan, are among the countries that Chinese citizens will be required to travel to if they test similarly negative for COVID-19. Even others, such as Morocco, are planning to bar the entry of these citizens from this Friday.

in The European Union They are also joining initiatives initially adopted by Italy and Spain, the United Kingdom and France. as well as this wednesday EU member states will analyze the situation To give a common response, as Sweden has announced, to take over the presidency of the EU during these first six months of 2023 as spokesperson.

However, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) believes that It was “inappropriate” to recover these types of restrictive measures.“Given that there is a widespread level of vaccination in Europe and no new variants have been detected that gives additional cause for concern.

for his part, he The Chinese government has requested that the limits be only “of a scientific nature”. And pledging to publish and disseminate more information about the epidemic in accordance with the law, according to Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for the foreign ministry, “does not affect the normal development of personal exchanges or cooperation between countries.”

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