China braces for next wave of Covid-19 infections, peak in June: Report

According to NTD, it is predicted that over 60 million will catch the infection per week when the wave hits and noted that the authorities are preparing vaccines

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China is bracing for the next big wave of COVID infections expected to peak this June, according to NTD.

NTD is a New York-based, global television network.

According to NTD, a top epidemiologist predicted that over 60 million will catch the infection per week when the wave hits and noted that the authorities are preparing vaccines.

The U.S. is also monitoring the situation in China.

Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that Chinese authorities are rushing to push out vaccines to combat an ongoing new wave of the coronavirus that is expected to peak in June and infect as many as 65 million people a week since the new XBB variants of the virus are evolving to overcome the immunity developed after China's abrupt departure from its "zero covid" policy last year.

The new outbreak may be the greatest wave of illnesses ever recorded since China's stringent zero-Covid programme was abandoned last winter, which resulted in up to 85 per cent of the population being sick at the time.

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Although there was an increase in infections in the United States as a result of the new variations, the public health emergency was nevertheless proclaimed to be over on May 11 even though specialists have not ruled out the possibility of new variants causing another wave of illnesses in the years to come, according to The Washington Post.

Officials in China claim that the current wave will be less severe, but public health experts believe that to avoid another surge in mortality among the massive elderly population of the nation, a vigorous vaccination booster programme and a ready supply of antivirals in hospitals are essential.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: May 27 2023 | 7:50 AM IST

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