China is preparing for a big surge of coronavirus cases, citing a senior health expert. The current pandemic wave is expected to peak around the close of June

Since China’s zero-Covid policy was abandone in December 2022, the latest outbreak may represent the biggest wave of infections.

The sub-variants BA.2.75 and BJ.1 of Omicron combine to form XBB. Compare to BA.2.75 the XBB version is though to have a “growth advantage” and immune evasion qualities.

China is developing new Covid vaccinations that will focus on XBB types. Two have received preliminary permission from the nation’s drug authority

The international health organisation noted recent surges in cases in Southeastern Asia & the Middle East and claimed that despite the emergency period being finished, the epidemic hasn’t ended.