China Covid outbreak: US concerned over new mutation

20 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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United States has highlighted its fear about the likelihood of a new mutation of Covid-19 virus as numbers continue to consistently rise in China, country with most people in the world.

Despite the fact that many nations have stopped pandemic’s growth, the United States has highlighted its fear about the likelihood of a new mutation of Covid-19 virus as numbers continue to consistently rise in China, country with most people in the world.

Ned Price, a spokesperson for the US State Department, stated “First and foremost, we want to see an end to any scenario where there is sickness and death anywhere in the globe. Second, we know that COVID has capacity to evolve and represent a hazard to humans all over the world whenever it is propagating and is in the wild.”

He further added “We’ve observed it throughout the course of many different permutations of this virus, which is unquestionably another reason why we are so focused on aiding nations across the world in addressing COVID and another reason why ending this in China would be advantageous.”

Discusting the Covid-19 toll, Price expressed his worry that other nations must also be in a good position, in addition to China.

The US is worried that China may not be completely honest about the COVID statistics, cases, and deaths that we are currently witnessing in China, he stated.

After China reported two Covid fatalities on Monday, this situation occurred.

According to National Health Commission of China, 1,995 new Covid-19 cases were reported from Chinese mainland.

As of Sunday, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on Chinese mainland, 31 provincial-level areas, and National Health Commission had reported 380,453 confirmed cases and 5,237 fatalities; overall, 339,885 people had been treated and released from the hospital.