A worker in protective gear stands at the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker in protective gear stands at the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s Covid spike not due to lifting of restrictions, WHO director says

  • Coronavirus infections were already exploding before Beijing’s shift on its strict zero-Covid policy, emergencies director Mike Ryan said
  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at the same briefing he was hopeful the pandemic will no longer be considered a global emergency some time next year

A worker in protective gear stands at the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker in protective gear stands at the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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