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US express concern over new mutation of Covid

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- December 20th 2022 02:42 PM
US express concern over new mutation of Covid

US express concern over new mutation of Covid

US, December 20: With the outbreak of Covid waves in China, the United States expressed its concern over new mutation of Covid-19 virus. 

Notably, there has been regular increase in world’s most populous nation China as pandemic spread all across the country. 

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While addressing the media, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said, "First and foremost, any time there is death and illness anywhere around the world, we want to see a situation like that come to an end. When it comes to Covid, secondly, we know that any time the virus is spreading, that it is in the wild, that it has the potential to mutate and to pose a threat to people everywhere."

"We've seen that over the course of many different permutations of this virus and certainly another reason why we are so focused on helping countries around the world address Covid, another reason why bringing this to a close in China would be beneficial," he added.

Raising concern over the Covid-19 mutation,  US spokesperson stated that not only China but other countries also need to be in good position. 

He said, "the US is concerned that China might not be fully transparent about the COVID numbers, the cases, and also the deaths that we're seeing in China right now".

Notably, the China reported two Covid deaths on Monday. 

According to the National Health Commission of China, the mainland also reported 1,995 new Covid-19 cases.

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As of Sunday, the National Health Commission had received reports of 380,453 confirmed cases and 5,237 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland, and in all 339,885 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital. 



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