Dr. Zhang Wenhong, head of the coronavirus clinical team in Shanghai, told Chinese state media on Sunday it might be possible to lift restrictions on overseas travel “next spring.”
The Chinese government claims it wiped out the coronavirus months ago, but is evidently determined to keep travel restrictions in place until most of the population has been vaccinated – a goal that looks difficult to reach because many Chinese citizens wonder why they should receive experimental vaccines against a disease that has supposedly been eliminated.
“Given China’s current vaccination speed, I think we will have an immune barrier next spring. Then we will have to communicate with other countries,” Zhang said on Sunday.
“If the major economies in the world reach an immune barrier at the end of this year, they will definitely reconnect. Then China will face the challenge of whether we can open up to