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The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed China’s sharing of data and general situation regarding Kovid-19 with the public.

In a written statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), it was stated that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had a conversation with Ma Xiaowei, head of China’s National Health Commission, about the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.

In the statement, “WHO appreciates these meetings and sharing the general situation regarding Kovid-19 in the country with the public.” expression was used.

In addition to outpatient clinics, hospitalizations, patients requiring critical care, and deaths due to Kovid-19 infection, among other issues, Chinese authorities reportedly provided information to the World Health Organization at a press conference.

The statement indicated:

The World Health Organization analyzes this information from the beginning of December 2022 to January 12, which allows for a better understanding of the epidemiological situation in China and the impact of this wave. WHO requests that we continue to share this detailed information with it and the public. We draw attention to the Chinese authorities’ efforts to ramp up clinical care for the public, including intensive care.”

It is mentioned that the general epidemiology in the country reflects the most rapid and severe wave of diseases caused by sub-variants known to Omicron, while this is similar to the waves of infection in other countries and increases pressure on the health system.

Emphasizing the decrease in the number of cases reported by China, the number of hospitalizations and the number of patients requiring intensive care, it was noted that the World Health Organization requested a more detailed version of the data over time, according to the provinces.

“WHO will continue to work with China, providing technical advice and support, and analyzing the situation,” the statement said. It has been said.

Although the National Health Commission of China and the National Administration for Disease Prevention and Control previously reported to WHO that sub-variants of Omicron’s BA require more data to be shared with open access databases for work to continue with the collections.

He met the delegation of the World Health Organization and China

The World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group, which is monitoring the evolution of the virus, met with the Chinese delegation on January 3 to discuss the Kovid-19 situation in China.

Scientists from China’s National Health Commission and the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control stated, while sharing data on the virus situation in their country with the WHO delegation, that there is no unknown or new variant in the country.


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