Chinese National Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases Director Zhong Nanshan has claimed that more than 65 million people can be infected every week in the month of June. Nanshan has warned of serious danger of infection looming over China.
A spurt in Corona infection was experienced in the month of April. The new Corona variant was named XBB, and its spread raised the concern of the Chinese health administration. Nanshan revealed the possibility of the fast spread of infection during a Biotech Conference in Guangzhou City of China. By the end of May, about 40 million will be infected every week and the figure could reach 65 million in June.
The new XBB is a hybrid variant of Omicron’s BA 2.75 and BJ.2 subvariants. Last year entire China was under the Corona pandemic. More than 35 million people were infected with Corona. China is preparing to meet the new challenge posed by the new variant. Besides promoting preventive measures, the process of granting permission to use of Corona vaccine effective against the XBB variant has been started. The Drug Regulators have granted permission for the vaccine in the two phases. The process to grant it for the third and fourth phases may be granted soon after the required tests.