China has stepped up health protection measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as the new Omicron variant has become the majority in several countries around the world, National Health Commission spokesman Mi Feng said on Wednesday.
In the past week, new daily Covid-19 infections have exceeded 800,000 cases worldwide, Feng told a press conference, deeming it imperative to implement strict measures to fight the spread. the epidemic, on the eve of the New Year’s holidays and the Spring Festival.
The official also insisted on the need to make all possible efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, while ensuring the country’s readiness to meet the expectations of the inhabitants and ensure medical services in the regions affected by the epidemic. .
To this end, the central government dispatched 15 inspection teams to carry out checks across the country, he noted.