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WHO urged China to continue vaccination against coronavirus

v kitae ot koronavirusa privili 140 mln detej 2The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that against the background of the demonstrations, China should continue vaccinating the population against coronavirus, especially the most vulnerable segments of the population.

This was stated on Friday at a briefing by the director of the WHO emergency Program, Michael Ryan.
"We are glad to hear that China is adapting its strategies to combat coronavirus," he said. "The disappointment of the population in connection with restrictive measures is quite understandable, and it is important that the authorities listen to the opinion of the population," the specialist stressed. "However, each country makes decisions to combat the spread of the disease based on its own risk assessments and available tools."
In this context, Ryan drew attention to the fact that there were problems with vaccination coverage in China, especially for certain groups of the population. "Again, local vaccines are effective, but their effectiveness is based on the introduction of at least two doses," he added. "At the same time, the omicron strain is very rapidly spreading, so it is much more difficult to stop its transmission." Therefore, in general, the expert believes, the country first of all needs to continue vaccination of the most vulnerable segments of the population.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, strict preventive rules have been in place in China as part of a zero tolerance policy for coronavirus, including lockdowns, mass testing and mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the country. At the same time, recently there has been a tendency to weaken the corresponding restrictions.
On October 27, demonstrations were held in a number of cities of the People's Republic of China against anti-weed measures in the country. In particular, at least several hundred people took part in protests in the Chaoyang district in Beijing. Their participants demanded that the authorities relax preventive restrictions.
On October 28, Hu Xijin, the former editor-in-chief of the Chinese newspaper Global Times, wrote on Twitter that "China may come out of the shadow of COVID-19 earlier than expected," since the number of severe cases caused by omicron is now extremely small, writes TASS.