Patients in a hospital emergency department in Shanghai on Thursday. Case numbers in China have risen sharply in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
Patients in a hospital emergency department in Shanghai on Thursday. Case numbers in China have risen sharply in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters

China defends Covid reporting transparency, says case numbers compare favourably with other nations

  • Beijing’s embassy in Washington touts information-sharing with WHO and recent discussions with global health authority
  • Pushback comes amid surge in infections across China following government’s reversal of strict protocols

Patients in a hospital emergency department in Shanghai on Thursday. Case numbers in China have risen sharply in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
Patients in a hospital emergency department in Shanghai on Thursday. Case numbers in China have risen sharply in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE