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Coronavirus in China: COVID devastation and Beijing can’t cope with crematoriums

After the restrictions were lifted, the virus spread rapidly across the country.

Several employees of cremation grounds in Beijing said on Friday that their stores are overflowing An unprecedented wave of COVID cases in China will soon reach rural areas of the country, according to officials.

The pandemic is spreading rapidly across the country, a week after most health restrictions that were in place for nearly three years were lifted.

officials believe it is “Impossible” to count the number of cases,

China Has Relaxed The Lockdown Measures And Is Getting Used To Living With The Coronavirus.  Photo: Ap

China has relaxed the lockdown rules and is getting used to living with the corona virus. Photo: Associated Press

,We cremate 20 bodies a day, Mainly the elderly. Many have fallen ill recently,” a crematorium worker told AFP. “More than 10 of the 60 who work here are positive for COVID, but we have no choice because there is a lot of work,” he said. Told.

Employees of two other funeral homes in Beijing contacted by AFP indicated that their establishments working 24 hoursOffering same day cremation services to meet strong demand.

Another such establishment indicated that it has a waiting list of one week.

However, the official figures do not account for any COVID-related deaths from 4th december,

An anti-Covid organization urged local governments on Friday to step up surveillance and medical care for people returning to their homes in rural areas ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays in January.

China Began To Experience A Scenario Similar To What The World Experienced In 2020.  Photo: Ap

China began to experience a scenario similar to what the world experienced in 2020. Photo: Associated Press

This event causes the largest population displacement in the world every year. Even more are expected this year, because travel ban lifted between provinces.

a new official position

Chinese state media and health experts downplay the threat of the Omicron version and respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan Proposal to rename COVID For “Virus Cold”.

However, millions of elderly people they were not vaccinatedAnd antigen tests and anti-fever drugs are in short supply.

A recent study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong states that COVID can kill a million people In China this winter, unless the fourth dose of the vaccine or new restrictions are imposed.

Officially, only nine deaths have been attributed to the pandemic since mid-November. country is More than 10,000 cases are being registered daily since.

The Sight Of Many People Starts Appearing At The Doors Of Hospitals.  Photo: Afp

The sight of many people starts appearing at the doors of hospitals. Photo: AFP

And before that, there were no coronavirus-related deaths between May 28 and November 19.

When the first cases were detected, in December 2019 in Wuhan (centre), there were several deaths of patients positive for the virus were not registered due to strict rules Civilians attributing the death to the coronavirus as reported by Chinese media at the time.

Directors of five nursing homes told the local press this week that they they didn’t get more antigen tests Nor are medicines due to shortages, and they have no jail term plan if cases skyrocket.

Staff at several nursing homes in the capital were contacted by AFP on Friday. He refused to talk about the situation at your facilities.

Nationwide, many nursing homes continue to operate “in closed circuit”, a lockdown measure where staff should sleep in placeAccording to announcements posted online in recent days.

But, in the absence of GP offices, the Chinese population like to go to the hospitalFor even a small problem, and it’s overcrowding the establishments.

Videos of her sitting on stools outside overcrowded hospitals and taking saline injections went viral on social media.

AFP was able to geolocate one of them filmed in front of a hospital in the city of Hanchuan in Hubei province (centre). A hospital employee confirmed that the pictures were from Tuesday.

“Patients willingly sit outside in the sun, because there were a lot of people inside“, he limited himself to telling AFP.

Fuente: AFP

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