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Four Years On: China Resumes Mask-Wearing and Social Distancing Amidst Unidentified Viral Outbreak

Toba Owojaiye reporting


China has re-imposed face masks and social distancing measures in response to a mysterious viral outbreak that has already hospitalized tens of thousands, marking a return to pandemic precautions almost exactly four years after the initial wave of COVID-19.

Truth Live News gathered that hospitals in Beijing and Liaoning are grappling with the surge, as an unidentified respiratory disease, declared an epidemic by ProMED, spreads rapidly.

In the midst of this outbreak, Dr. Neil Stone, an infectious disease specialist, took to social media to express concern, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation. Reflecting on the December 2019 outbreak of undiagnosed pneumonia in China, he cautioned against underestimating the current crisis.

Little is known about the virus and its symptoms, with patients exhibiting high temperatures and developing pulmonary nodules.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has voiced its apprehension, urgently seeking more information from China. The organization has requested comprehensive epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data, particularly focusing on clusters among children.

Notably, there is a rising incidence of a severe respiratory illness dubbed “white lung syndrome” among patients in Beijing and Liaoning.

As WHO intensifies efforts to gather essential information, it encourages people in China to adopt preventive measures. These include recommended vaccinations, maintaining distance from those who are unwell, staying home when feeling ill, undergoing testing and seeking medical care when necessary, wearing masks as appropriate, ensuring proper ventilation, and practicing regular handwashing.

The gravity of the situation is underscored by WHO’s pursuit of additional details on the circulation of known pathogens such as influenza, SARS-CoV-2, RSV, and mycoplasma pneumonia. The organization is actively engaging with clinicians and scientists in China through established technical partnerships and networks.

China finds itself once again implementing pandemic protocols due to a mysterious viral outbreak, echoing the precautions of the initial COVID-19 wave. With hospitals overwhelmed and concerns about the unidentified virus escalating, the global health community, represented by WHO, is urgently seeking comprehensive information to address and contain the evolving situation.



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