China admits that nearly 60,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the last month, but is the toll much higher?
- The figure is the first to be released since the country loosened its restrictions
- Officials have been accused of downplaying severity of the virus in the country
- True death toll could be higher as reported cases are those in medical facilities
Nearly 60,000 people have died of Covid-related illnesses within the past month, Chinese health authorities announced yesterday.
The figure is the first to be released since the government loosened the country’s lockdown restrictions in early December.
In recent months, officials have been accused of downplaying the severity of the virus in the country.
But the true total of deaths is still likely…