China: Covid scourge continues in Dandong27 June 2022, 2:08 pm
With sporadic COVID-19 cases in Dandong in northeast China’s Liaoning province, experts have painted a grim scenario for the continuing COVID mayhem in the country. Dandong reported seven new local asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on Saturday, after which the total positive case touched 264.
Meanwhile, the city’s epidemic prevention and control headquarters denied the rumours on Saturday that Dandong would be locked down from Saturday, Global Times reported. Looking at the cases, Liu Jinde, a medical expert from the city’s epidemic prevention and control headquarters and director of the infectious disease department of Dandong Central Hospital said that Omicron BA.2.3. has stronger variability and transmission capability than previous variants, sporadic cases will continue to be reported for a longer period of time
The risk of a large-scale rebound of the epidemic still exists since most of the sporadic cases are spreading from unknown sources, making the epidemic prevention situation grim and complex, explained Liu Yang, another expert from the city’s epidemic prevention and control headquarters and deputy director of Dandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention.