In addition, the WHO has also called for “more transparency” in understanding the origins of the pandemic.
“Earlier today, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke with Minister Ma Xiaowei, director of China’s National Health Commission, about the COVID-19 situation in the country,” the organization said in a statement.
In acknowledgment of the meeting, WHO has requested that public information be released on the general situation in China.
In recent weeks, the director-general and other WHO officials have criticized China’s reluctance to share reliable data about the “wave of COVID-19” that is “sweeping across the country”.
WHO stressed that it was analyzing information from the beginning of December 2022 to January 12, 2023 in order to better understand the epidemiological situation and the impact of this “COVID-19 wave in China”.
The organization indicated that it had noted “efforts made by the Chinese authorities to strengthen” health care, including intensive care.
Today, the Chinese authorities announced that China has recorded nearly 60,000 deaths in hospitals related to the Covid-19 epidemic since the lifting of strict restrictions to combat the disease in the country a month ago.
A total of 59,938 [mortes] The head of China’s National Health Commission, Jiao Yahui, told the press that the registration does not take into account deaths that occurred outside medical facilities.
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