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Chinese authorities remove news article investigating reappearance of COVID tracking application.

app Chinese authorities remove news article investigating reappearance of COVID tracking application.


Rephrased: The latest update occurred on December 5, 2023 at 8:35 am.

hated disease-tracking app

During the time period known as “zero-COVID”, local media reports and residents state that a measure was implemented to keep people confined to their homes due to a surge of respiratory infections in the country.

On December 1st, an article in Top News mentioned that social media posts from China reported that the governments in Sichuan and Guangdong had reinstated the app after previously removing it.lifting

In December 2022, after enduring three years of strict COVID regulations, individuals shared images of their “green” health code from the application.

Although the article was still accessible on Sohu.com’s mobile site on Monday, it was no longer present on the Top News website.

According to officials in Guangzhou, certain features of the app were not discontinued, but the function to restrict travel for individuals was disabled in February and has not been reinstated.

According to individuals who checked the government app, a recent article also revealed that the Tianfu Health Pass app in Sichuan province is now displaying a green code once again.

‘Physiological nausea’

The removal of the article, which was also reported by numerous media outlets outside of mainland China, coincides with the challenges faced by hospitals in China as they try to manage a

outbreak of respiratory illness, much of it among children.

The reports address concerns from the public that there may be a return of restrictive measures due to suspicions that the current wave of pneumonia is linked to COVID-19.affects people’s ability to fight off opportunistic infections like mycoplasma pneumonia, and which has been

Linked to other respiratory infections in children.

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Families and kids are gathered in a congested waiting area at a pediatric hospital in Beijing on October 30, 2023. China’s hospitals are facing challenges in managing an influx of respiratory illness, particularly among the younger population.

“I pray that this occurrence will not repeat itself during my lifetime,” expressed @uuk20_fca, a Weibo user from Guangdong. Meanwhile, in a post to the China Digital Times, blogger Lao Xiaoza remarked that “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

The blogger expressed their initial response as feeling physically sick when they saw this. They also refuse to believe that this digital governance has truly protected everyone’s health and do not want to hear any arguments in favor of it.

A fellow blogger, Qinghui Youmo, shared several images of health codes reappearing on social media platforms in various regions of China such as Zhejiang, Tianjin, Hebei, Guangxi, and Shaanxi.

“I was so scared – I almost cried,” wrote @YipingXuzijiang in a screenshot shared on the blog.

Wave of sickness

concerns

There are rising worries due to a surge of respiratory illness spreading throughout the nation, leading to reported concerns.class closures

Despite being warned by officials about the increasing prevalence of influenza, mycoplasma pneumonia, respiratory syncytial virus, and COVID-19, cases continue to rise.

The World Health Organization called on Beijing to share its data on an outbreak in Beijing and Tianjin that made international headlines last week.

Subsequent news stories disregarded individuals’ worries about the reinstatement of the Health Code application, stating that authorities had clarified the app was never fully discontinued as it also provides other health-related services beyond just monitoring and tracing COVID-19.

In recent days, there have been sporadic reports on social media about mandatory COVID-19 testing, including at a conference in Guangzhou as mentioned in a blog post by Qinghui Youmo.

A Shanghai Pudong International Airport employee, identified only as Ma for security reasons, reported that incoming travelers are undergoing COVID-19 testing upon arrival.

According to the individual, it has been reported that incoming travelers are subject to random COVID testing. However, they personally witnessed an entire flight being tested. The person’s friend recently flew to Australia and observed the plane being sprayed with disinfectant.

They stated that health regulations have begun to be reinstated in different locations.

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On June 7, 2022, a man peeks through an opening in a barricade in a Shanghai neighborhood that was placed under lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19. Recent news about the potential revival of a health-code app has caused worry that lockdown restrictions may also be reinstated. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

According to a nurse named Sun at a hospital in Wuhan, health codes are being activated again in certain regions of China, such as Fujian, Guangdong, Shaanxi, and Sichuan.

She reported that Mycoplasma pneumonia is currently a grave concern and certain regions in Fujian, Guangdong, Shaanxi, and Sichuan have reinstated health protocols. The outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumonia initially affected children before spreading, similar to the way COVID-19 did in the past.

She stated that at the hospital, individuals are now required to wait in line for seven to eight hours in order to receive anti-inflammatory injections.

Sichuan hit hard

A person named Jiang, who lives in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, stated that Sichuan has been heavily impacted.

He mentioned that the situation in Sichuan is extremely severe. The hospital hallways are crowded with patients and many individuals are unable to receive treatment.

However, he doubted the validity of claims that health codes were being reinstated, stating, “I am doubtful.”

The ongoing issue of monitoring health has raised concerns as officials in Yiwu, Zhejiang have issued a mandate for both city and countryside residents to store enough grain to sustain themselves for 10 days.

According to the directive, which was widely shared online, all departments and workplace dining areas must keep a significant supply of grain stored, equivalent to the average amount consumed over a 15-day period from the previous year.


The reports raised concerns that the authorities may be silently preparing for a potential return to the situation.
lockdown measures

In an effort to prevent the transmission of contagious illnesses.

On December 1st, the authorities also included multiple recently created COVID-19 vaccines on their list of approved medicines for emergency usage, as reported by the Chinese financial news website CLS.

On Sunday, Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission, stated that the current spread of disease is due to familiar pathogens. He urged individuals to utilize masks and practice regular handwashing.

Chinese health authorities are “actively monitoring and assessing winter respiratory diseases,” and that outpatient clinics will start operating round the clock to meet demand for treatment, Mi said.

According to state news agency Xinhua, actions are being implemented to guarantee the availability of flu and other vaccines. These measures prioritize the early vaccination of high-risk groups, including the elderly and children, in order to decrease the likelihood of sickness.

A lawyer in Guangzhou, who requested anonymity due to concerns of retaliation, stated that there is a split in public opinion in China regarding the reasons behind the recent surge in illnesses. However, many doubt that the government is disclosing the complete truth.

COVID-19]”

Confidentially, there is a general belief that these cases are either consequences of previous COVID-19 infections or directly caused by COVID-19. China’s domestically produced vaccinespublic health scandals in which children died or were otherwise harmed by fake or incorrectly stored vaccines.

2 or more pathogens in COVID-19 patients.

Several medical publications have documented cases of individuals infected with multiple pathogens while also having COVID-19. are not the same

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are distinct from each other.the

Some have mentioned, while others have indicated thatweakened immunity from infection and reinfection with COVID-19.

This text was translated by Luisetta Mudie and edited by Malcolm Foster.

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The website CLS provides financial news from China.