Coronavirus containment measures in China prevented 700 thousand people from becoming infected

Scientists noted that by the fiftieth day of the epidemic, the number of confirmed cases was about 30 thousand.

man. Their analysis showed that if the authorities had not forbidden trips to Wuhan on this day and restricted movement within the city, this would have led to another 700 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19 outside Wuhan. “It seems that the Chinese control measures have worked, successfully breaking the chain of transmission of the virus,” they added.

Researchers used a combination of reports oninfections, movement data and information on interventions by the authorities. Scientists studied the movement of 4.3 million people from Wuhan before the ban on travel, the types and timing of control measures in Chinese cities, as well as the number of cases of COVID-19 recorded in each city.

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The team model also analyzed otherthe consequences of restricting movement in Wuhan and found that it delayed the spread of the virus to other cities for several days. “This delay provided extra time to prepare for COVID-19 in more than 130 cities,” the scientists said.

In other cities, massivemeetings, entertainment facilities closed, and public transport stopped. There, during the first week of the spread of the virus, 33% fewer confirmed cases were recorded than in cities where these measures were not taken.

Earlier, Chinese authorities announced an end to the epidemicCOVID-19 in the country. The spread of coronavirus infection within China as a whole has been stopped. They noted that the number of people infected with coronavirus inside the country does not exceed 3 thousand people.