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China could face deluge of Covid deaths in new year without pandemic curbs

By the end of April 2023, China may see 1.7 million deaths from this wave of infections, Airfinity said

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China could see as many as 25,000 deaths a day from Covid-19 later in January, casting a shadow over the start of the first Lunar New Year festivities without pandemic restrictions.
Mortalities from the contagious respiratory illness will probably peak around Jan. 23, the second day of the annual holiday in the country of 1.4 billion, according to Airfinity Ltd, a London-based research firm that focuses on predictive health analytics. Daily infections will peak 10 days before at around 3.7 million cases, the researcher said. 

China suddenly ended its Covid Zero policy about a month ago, abandoning the strict testing

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First Published: Dec 30 2022 | 8:58 AM IST

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