To control the coronavirus infection, China has adopted a soft stand on the strict Kovid policy. In many cities in China such as Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, and Shenzhen, the mandatory Kovid-19 test for public transport were abolished on Saturday. The authorities have taken a soft stand in their Covid-related rules amidst protests against the government across the country. Meanwhile, experts are also expressing concern about this. Chinese experts believe that this decision of China can make the situation uncontrollable.
Government media reported on Saturday that citizens in Chengdu and Guangzhou do not need to show their COVID test reports when entering most public places. Authorities in Beijing announced on Friday that from next Monday, buses and subways will no longer be required to display nucleic acid test reports from 48 hours ago. However, the passengers will have to wear masks, officials said.
Frustrated with Jinping's policies, the Chinese protested fiercely
Several cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, witnessed massive demonstrations last week against the strict lockdown over Kovid, after which the restrictions were eased. People talked about livelihoods being affected by this lockdown. In these demonstrations, there was also a demand for the removal of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) from power. Xi told European Union President Charles Michel on Thursday that the three-year-long pandemic prompted student demonstrations. After the demonstrations in China, security has increased in all major cities. Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Ryan, Director of Emergencies of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that the organization is happy with the relaxation of some restrictions related to Kovid in China.
covid deaths may increase after relaxation of restrictions
Zhou Jiatong, head of the Center for Disease Control in the southwestern Guangxi region, said in a paper published last month by the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine that more than two million people could die in the country if restrictions were relaxed, and Infection cases can be more than 233 million. In May, scientists in China and the US estimated that 1.5 million people could die if China lifted the restrictions without taking any precautions, according to research published in Nature Medicine.