Why China's Latest Covid Wave Has Sparked Global Panic

After years of strict containment measures in China were lifted just last month

the country is seeing a massive increase in the Covid-19 virus.

Countries around the world are becoming increasingly concerned about the lack of information and communication regarding the outbreak in China.

Now that mandatory mass testing was discontinued a month ago

Beijing has admitted the scale of the outbreak has become "impossible" to track.

After a long period of doing so, the National Health Commission has decided to stop releasing nationwide infection and death statistics every day.

China downgraded its management protocols for the disease on January 8