Indian mutated strain enters some Chinese cities

Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese CDC, said Thursday that an Indian variant of the strain has been detected in some Chinese cities, according to Chinese media reports. He stressed that although the overall situation of the epidemic in China is now good, with no locally transmitted outbreaks, the international situation is very serious, with more pressure on external prevention and importation, and the public should not take it lightly.

Wu Zunyou also said that virus mutations happen all the time, and no matter how they mutate, they are able to block their spread. As long as the spread and prevalence of this strain can be stopped, as long as the prevalence of mutated strains can be stopped, and the occurrence of new mutated strains can be prevented.

In addition, as to whether China will adjust the normalized epidemic prevention and control strategy due to the Indian epidemic, Wu Zunyou said that the normalized prevention and control strategy is the basic prevention and control strategy that China has established since the new crown epidemic, and is also the key to maintaining a good epidemic situation in China, so the “May Day” period, “May Day After “May Day” will continue to adhere to the various measures of regular prevention and control.

According to the Chinese official release, 28 new 2019 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 20 cases, all of which are imported from outside, including Zhejiang on 11 cases in which 10 cases from India.