Boost vaccination campaign will run for the elderly in between the Strict restrictions against COVID in China

The National Health Commission of China informed that all those elderly people who are above 70 or 80 years of age and who are unable to get vaccinated outside the house will be provided with the facility of mobile vaccination unit.

The people troubled by the increasing cases of Corona in China and the Zero Covid policy got a relief news on Wednesday. A special vaccination campaign will be launched for the elderly in China. Along with this, many strict restrictions imposed for the prevention of corona in China can also be banned. People’s ‘rebellion’ against the Xi Jinping government is being cited as a major reason behind the relaxation of the rules against this corona by the Chinese government. Let us inform that people are protesting against the government in China after being fed up with the strict zero-covid policy of President Xi Jinping. Significantly, after the announcement of the National Health Commission on Monday to run a vaccination campaign for the elderly, the stock market has gained momentum. 

It is not possible to completely eliminate the zero-covid policy at this time

However, Chinese health experts and economists have warned that the vaccination campaign will take several months. In addition, many more hospitals have to be built in China and a long-term strategy against the virus needs to be formulated. The Health Department further informed that the ‘Zero Covid Policy’ may remain in force till the middle of the year 2023 and possibly till 2024.

Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at Capital Economics, said, “China is not in a position to completely eliminate its zero-covid policy at this time. The health care capacity in China is very weak. Families who have been confined to their homes for four months say they have struggled to get food and medicine. 

The National Health Commission said that people above the age of 60 years will be vaccinated in the vaccination campaign. The commission further informed that all those elders who are above 70 or 80 years of age and who are unable to get vaccinated outside the house, will be provided with the facility of mobile vaccination unit. Means they will be vaccinated by going to their homes.

According to the commission, nine out of 10 Chinese people have been vaccinated, but only 66 percent of people over the age of 80 have had a single shot of the vaccine, while 40 percent have had a booster shot. According to the commission, 86 percent of people above the age of 60 have been vaccinated. Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said, “We hope that our country’s elders will actively participate in this campaign.”

China will never lift COVID restrictions: respiratory expert

Let us tell you that on Wednesday, the Health Commission informed that in the last 24 hours, 37,828 new cases were registered, of which 33,540 were asymptomatic. According to the World Health Organisation, there is 1 hospital bed available for every 4.3 people in China. This rate of getting beds in Japan is 13, while in South Korea the rate is 12.5. Yu Chang-ping, a respiratory specialist at the People’s Hospital of Wuhan University, further said, “China will never completely lift Covid restrictions like other countries.” He said that this epidemic will not disappear in the next three or five years and this epidemic may never end. 

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