Corona infections in China have increased rapidly after authorities eased strict measures. The European Union has introduced new corona measures against the country.
Neighboring countries and Europe began to worry when the coronavirus began to spread aggressively in China.
In Europe, several countries have introduced testing requirements, including France, Great Britain and Spain.
The European Union has now agreed to several corona measures against the country, which Norway also supports.
– Norway wants to integrate closely with other countries in Europe, and supports a collective approach. “We are pleased that today’s meeting has confirmed this,” says Health and Care Minister Ingvild Kerkol.
Some measures have been agreed, including testing wastewater from flights from China and international airports.
On Wednesday, Norway participated in a meeting of the European Union’s crisis management mechanism IPCR to discuss the coordination of measures related to the corona pandemic and the situation in China, the government writes in a press release.
– Not the new 2020
The FHI has previously made it clear that the situation in China is not the same as it was at the beginning of the pandemic.
Course Director at FHI, Preben Aavitsland, He told VG earlier this week that compared to 2020, the situation is completely different now.
Most are well-vaccinated and many have already been infected with the corona multiple times.
– It’s not the new 2020, Aavitsland said, because most of the world’s population has their immune system trained.
Therefore, new waves of infection do not have as large an effect as if the virus were completely new.
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It was only in early December that authorities in China suddenly lifted strict corona measures.
Many citizens protested after cities were shut down again as the number of infections began to rise. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, China has pursued a strict zero-covid strategy.
After the demonstrations, many measures were relaxed, and the infection spread quickly.
WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that they are concerned about the ongoing wave of infections in China.
He urged the country to provide prompt and regular data on hospitalizations and deaths.
– We continue to ask China for rapid, regular and reliable data on hospitalizations and deaths, Gebreus said.
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