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Publication of infection numbers discontinued

Queue at a fever clinic in Beijing.

China’s state apparatus responds to the alarming rise in the number of new Covid infections with a variety of instructions. However, the goal is no longer to break the chains of infection, as it was during zero-Covid times. The new measures now only try to cope with the high number of infected people. The government thus surrenders to the spread of the Omicron variant. Meanwhile, the situation becomes increasingly unclear as the authorities release fewer data.

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