China is currently facing the wrath of Corona. The ever-increasing cases have increased the concern of the administration. Even after declaring lockdown in many cities, the corona cases are not decreasing. At present, the city of Shanghai has become the corona hotspot of China. On Saturday, 2,676 new cases of corona were registered in the city, which is 18 percent more than the day before.
Corona cases in Shanghai, a city with a population of 26 million, have increased rapidly in the last three days. It rose from 1,609 on Thursday to 2,267 on Friday. Despite many restrictions, 2676 new cases of corona were reported in the city on Saturday. According to news agency FP, given Shanghai’s role as a global shipping hub, authorities have refused to impose a complete lockdown on the city. The Chinese administration says that doing so can affect the global economy. However, some necessary restrictions have been imposed for the public.
According to a study conducted by the University of Hong Kong, China’s corona vaccine SinoVac has failed to develop antibodies against Omicron. Moreover, it also failed to save people who have already been given two doses of this vaccine. More than 2.6 million doses have been administered to China’s 1.6 billion population by 2021.
death even after taking the vaccine
According to a government report, 3 percent of people over the age of 80 died after taking two doses of the Chinese vaccine SinoVac. The mortality rate among those taking a single dose is 6 percent. Meanwhile, Shanghai infectious disease expert Zhang Wenhong has called on people to balance anti-virus measures with the maintenance of a ‘normal life’.
WHO has expressed concern
The WHO (World Health Organization) has stated that the BA.2 sub-variant is highly contagious in China, Hong Kong, parts of Europe and the United States. Significantly, 4,790 new corona cases were reported in China on Friday and 5,600 on Saturday.