China Registers Whopping 37 Million Covid Cases In A Single Day.
Nearly 37 million (3.7 crore) people in China may have been infected with Covid-19 on a single day this week, according to estimates from the government’s top health authority, making the country’s outbreak by far the world’s largest.
As many as 248 million people, or nearly 18 per cent of the population, likely contracted the virus in the first 20 days of December, according to minutes from an internal meeting of China’s National Health Commission held on Wednesday, confirmed wit...
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, reported Reuters.
The US government had reportedly funded $3.7 million to the Chinese laboratory in Wuhan which has been at the centre of speculations surrounding coronavirus outbreak.
According to documents obtained by British media outlet Daily Mail, scientists there experimented on bats as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health, which continues to licence the Wuhan laboratory to receive American money for experiments.
Reportedly, the 37 million single day tally daily has been estimated for December 20. Noteworthy here is that the official tally by authorities in China for the day was just 3,049 infections.
Baiyun district, home to 37 million people in Guangzhou, also suspended in-person classes for schools and sealed off universities. The measures are meant to last until Friday, the city announced.
Earlier this month, China announced that it was relaxing some of its '"zero-COVID" policies, such as suspending flights from airlines that had brought a certain number of passengers who tested positive. It also cut down the time required in centralized quarantine for international arrivals from seven to five days.
Dramatic discrepancy in Covid tally--
Meanwhile, amid scary videos and pictures surfacing on social media, a report earlier claimed in its analysis that China is likely experiencing 1 million Covid infections and 5,000 virus deaths every day. Many experts have claimed that the South Asian country is grappling with what is expected to be the biggest outbreak the world has ever seen.
US Congressman Matt Gaetz said, "I'm disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities."
The United States is one of the worst countries to have been hit by the coronavirus. The country now has both the highest number of cases in the world as well as the highest number of deaths. The US has recorded 560,433 cases on coronavirus while 22,115 have lost their lives to the deadly disease.