Ambassador to China talks about life under quarantine in Beijing

As of this week, China has reported that it is ahead of the curve, meaning that it has gotten past the mass contagion stage with no new community transmission of COVID-19.

AMBASSADOR TO China Zvi Heifetz with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.  (photo credit: Courtesy)

AMBASSADOR TO China Zvi Heifetz with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
(photo credit: Courtesy)

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about trying to “flatten the curve” so that the spread of the novel coronavirus does not occur at one major peak, but happens at a lower and longer rate.

As of this week, though, China has reported that it is ahead of the curve, meaning that it has gotten past the mass contagion stage with no new community transmission of COVID-19.

Watching the developments from their outset has been Ambassador to China Zvi Heifetz.

Though some have expressed concern about a lack of transparency from the Chinese government and propaganda messages about the virus’s origin, leading many to distrust the claims of zero new local coronavirus infections, Heifetz is confident that the saga is near its end in that part of the world.

Heifetz posited that, “in today’s global world, with all the social media and smartphones,” it would be impossible to hide it if the coronavirus was still spreading in China.

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