On January 14, two days before India started its vaccination drivevaccination drive, china reported almost 150 fresh coronavirus cases after having reported a good recovery rate. The northern province of Hebei had suffered the most with almost 90 cases reported from the local transmission of the virus. The Chinese government officials have requested people to avoid travelling much so that it doesn’t transmit more viruses.
The highest toll of new covid cases in 10 months
In the last 10 months, the coronavirus cases that have been reported in China, the highest fresh cases toll did not touch the mark that is marked on January 14, 2021. The fresh cases of covid infected people reached almost 150 that make it count as the highest in a day since the last 10 months that china has shown recovery from the pandemic. Northeast and north china are the most affected parts of the country that has put almost 28 million people under a strict lockdown period again. The last that China reported such a surge in daily cases was on March 1, 2020, when it touched the mark of 202 covid cases in one day.
Chinese New Year to be more precautious
The Chinese New Year is set to begin on February 12 and that makes it a festive season in the country. The government officials fear that this festive season might bring more danger to the corona affected states as people are in a mood to travel more during this period. Thus, the government has urged the common public to travel less and stay at home to prevent the locally transmitted virus from spreading more. The provincial capital of Shijiazhuang reported 84 confirmed cases and a total of 553 locally transmitted cases have been reported by Thursday.
China’s contribution to global pandemic relief must be applauded too!
Though China has been suffering from the pandemic since its inception, the way the Chinese government handled it is worth praising. They handled the spread very soon and the situation came under control within a few months. Not only that, but China also contributed to the world’s pandemic control measures with equal enthusiasm. “We have capitalized on our position as the first country to take the lead in work resumption and the largest supplier of anti-epidemic materials”, a GAC spokesperson said has china contributed almost 773 million medical protective suits and 1.08 billion nucleic acid testing kits alongside 2.92 billion of surgical gloves to different parts of the world to control the pandemic.
The PolicyTimes suggestion
- Though China has shown a positive recovery from the coronavirus, it needs to understand that the world is still suffering from the virus and thus, they must be careful enough to stop spreading the virus more.
- The Chinese officials must deploy rules which shall ensure people follow the covid protocols to remain safe from the virus. Social distancing norms and preventing people from travelling often will also help in cutting the covid risks by a feasible extent.