Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusThis Wednesday, China’s social network was censored after it was confirmed that “the Asian country’s ‘zero Covid’ policy is not sustainable.”
“The ‘zero Covid’ policy that the Chinese authorities are implementing in the face of the latest uptick in cases is not sustainable given current knowledge about the coronavirus,” Tedros said yesterday, adding, “Now that we have a good understanding of the virus and good equipment, With whom it will be very important to move on to another strategy”.
According to the manager, who last visited China in February to mark the opening of the Winter Olympics, the WHO also told its Chinese teammates that anticovid strategy The country is “not sustainable”.
“On behalf of WHO, we have always emphasized that a balance must be struck between prevention measures and their impact on society and the economy, and this is not always an easy equation,” said the director of emergencies . Michael Ryan At a press conference, collects efe,
Videos containing statements from WHO directors were collected this Wednesday by the Chinese social network sina weiboTwitter’s equivalent (blocked in China), or by the instant messaging application WeChat, from where they were shared extensively until they were completely eliminated by censors.
Unlike most of the world, which has already decided to live with the virus, China has maintained zero tolerance policy Under the logic of protecting the elderly population against COVID, which in a high percentage are not vaccinated, or avoid a hypothetical health collapse.
According to the latest official count by health officials published today, China reported seven new deaths and 324 new positives from the virus, of whom 302 are local.
WHO describes ‘zero COVID’ policy in China as “unstable” and regime censors it