Chinese authorities: 80% of population became infected with Covid-19

The possibility of large-scale growth of the incidence of COVID-19 in China in the next few months is unlikely, since 80 percent of the country’s population has already been infected, said Wu Zunyu, the main epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Control and Prevention of Diseases.

According to him, who lead to foreign media, the massive movement of people during the celebration of the New Year according to the lunar calendar can lead to the spread of pandemia and strengthen the infection in some areas, but the second wave of incidence is unlikely in the next two to three months.

This is due to the fact that the ongoing wave of the epidemic caused mainly by numerous options for the Omicron strain, “has already infected 80 percent of the population,” he said on the Weibo social network.

The statement sounded at a time when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel around the country thanks to recently weakened quarantine restrictions.