The “Doomsday” coronavirus variant has sparked panic after it infected about 250 million people during the month of December in China.
37 million people in one day, according to the British Daily Mail.
Al-Masry Al-Youm published all the details related to the new variant of coronavirus, which was named Doomsday as a result of its rapid spread.
Symptoms of Doomsday Variant
The Doomsday variant is one of the current coronavirus mutants in China, but its symptoms are less severe and it has a lesser impact on the respiratory system but its danger lies in the speed of its spread amongst people.
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes that 18 percent of the population has been infected with the Doomsday variant.
The Daily Mail stated that the hospitals were overcrowded and the morgue was filled, prompting hospitals in China to provide care for the infected on the streets and in front of hospitals.
The reason for this is that they were unable to accommodate the large numbers of patients.
The newspaper added that nearly a million people are expected to die in China due to the Doomsday variant in the coming months.
Several reasons are believed behind the spread of the new variant in China, most importantly low immunity, reduced precautionary measures for coronavirus, and reduced vaccination rates.
Doomsday is a new variant of the coronavirus which broke out in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, and led to worldwide closures later to curb its spread.
Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his deep concern about the unprecedented wave of coronavirus infections in China, asking for detailed information on the seriousness of the situation.
“In order to make a comprehensive risk assessment of the situation on the ground, WHO needs more detailed information on disease severity, hospital admissions and requirements for ICU support,” Ghebreyesus stressed, in his weekly press conference.