KABUL (BNA) Approximately 37 million people in China may have been infected with COVID-19 on a single day this week, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing estimates from the government’s top health authority.
About 248 million people, which is nearly 18% of the population, are likely to have contracted the virus in the first 20 days of December, the report said, citing minutes from an internal meeting of China’s National Health Commission held on Wednesday.
The Beijing’s quick abandonment of restrictions related to the “Covid-19” policy has led to the spread of Corona.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government abandoned the restrictions related to Corona on December 7 following the unprecedented protests in this country.
According to government estimates, more than half of the residents of Sichuan Province in Southwest China, and the capital of this country, have been infected with Corona.
Experts have predicted that between one and two million people in this country will die due to corona disease in the next year.
The outbreak of the disease is spreading from the cities to the villages of China; where people are facing a lack of health and treatment equipment, reports added.