Over the past three days, China has failed to update its daily Covid-19 infections and deaths report, raising suspicions across the world that the nation may be downplaying the true severity of its outbreak.
At the time of writing, Chinese authorities have not released any information regarding the discontinuation. Nevertheless, officials earlier stated that as a component of its plan to downgrade virus management, the nation may eventually convert to monthly reports.
Previously, WHO underlined the importance for sharing of information about the strains circulating and requested updated Covid-19 data from China.
On January 5, WHO expressed its belief that China’s depiction of the Covid-19 status in the country is inaccurate.
Dr. Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s emergency department, believes that China understates the frequency of hospitalisations and disease-related deaths.