China has announced that it will scale back its daily reporting of Covid-19 cases as infections rise in major cities across the country. The move has raised concerns among health experts, who warn that the lack of transparency could hinder efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
In recent weeks, China has seen a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, particularly in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, where more than 800 new cases were reported over the weekend. The city of Dalian, in Liaoning province, has also seen a sharp increase in cases, prompting authorities to implement strict lockdown measures.
In response to the rising numbers, the Chinese government has announced that it will no longer report daily case numbers at the national level. Instead, it will only provide updates on a weekly basis, making it more difficult to track the spread of the virus in real-time.
The decision has been criticized by health experts, who warn that the lack of transparency could hinder efforts to contain the spread of the virus. It also raises concerns about the reliability of the data being provided by the Chinese government, as the weekly updates could potentially be manipulated to present a more favorable picture.
Despite the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in China, the country has largely succeeded in bringing the virus under control, thanks to strict lockdown measures and widespread testing. However, the recent increase in cases serves as a reminder of the ongoing threat posed by the virus, and the need for continued vigilance and transparency in reporting.