In China, where the “zero case” policy against coronavirus was implemented, a person died due to coronavirus for the first time in 6 months. In the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic in China, there was a loss of life for the first time since May 26. According to the statement made by the National Health Commission, the 87-year-old man living in Beijing died due to the virus.
This was the first recorded death from the virus in the country since May 26. In the last 24 hours, 2 thousand 204 cases showing signs of disease and 22 thousand 11 cases without symptoms were detected in mainland China. With the fall in the country, it is observed that the number of cases increases with the spread of highly contagious sub-variants. The number of daily cases has exceeded 20 thousand in the last 5 days. Although the cases are small relative to the population and the majority of them show no symptoms, China continues to implement strict epidemic control measures called “zero cases”.
The strategy, aimed at suppressing COVID-19 cases where they arise and cutting the chain of transmission, requires strict and large-scale measures such as quarantine, travel restrictions, mass testing, restricting or maintaining closed-circuit activities of businesses in manufacturing, trade and services. In addition to interfering with the ordinary flow of life, the measures also lead to discussions in terms of their economic costs.