(Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday reiterated its call on Chinese authorities to regularly share factual, real-time information about the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
WHO has long asked China to provide more genetic sequence data in addition to data on hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations.
After China relaxed its zero-corona policy, testing has been curtailed and official infection statistics have become less credible.
WHO has already asked China to present detailed data on the sequence of the virus at a technical advisory meeting to be held on January 3.
China’s National Health Commission said on the 30th that senior health officials held a video conference with the WHO to exchange views on the spread of the new coronavirus, medical treatment and vaccines. It also indicated the prospect of further exchanges of views in the future.