China: 'Unlikely to keep global pandemic under control' — CDC

A chief epidemiologist at China’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wu Zunyou stated COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to be brought under control in absence of preventative measures in the near future, at a press conference in Beijing on Tuesday. Yu Zunyou said, «If there are no new effective preventative measures in the foreseeable future, it is unlikely to keep the global pandemic under control.» He said however that in China progress has been made as «there have been no domestic-transmitted cases for six weeks.» «It is the achievement from the firm leadership of the State Council and the nationwide efforts,» he added. On October 1st an 8-day-long National Day holiday will begin known also as the Golden Week for tourists. Chinese authorities say no additional precautions against COVID-19 will be taken due to the lack of domestically transmitted cases. Nevertheless, tourists will be required to take basic measures for tourist attractions, such as wearing a face mask and making reservations before visits.

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