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17 December 2022 Security News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News

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COVID-19 Pandemic News


  • China to enter new stage following Jan-Feb epidemic peak: Leading Chinese epidemiologists at GT forum Global Times 17 Dec 2022 -- Leading Chinese epidemiologists are optimistic that the epidemic situation will improve by spring next year and will enter into a normal status after the epidemic peak in January and February, although the number of COVID-19 infections will increase in a short term. They made the remarks at the health sub-forum of the 2023 Global Times Annual Conference on Friday.
  • Authorities order enhanced medical services in rural areas before festival travel rush in preparation for potential outbreak Global Times 17 Dec 2022 -- China's top COVID epidemic control group on Friday rolled out guidelines on instructing rural areas with relatively limited medical resources on how to cope with potential outbreaks of the COVID-19 infections during the upcoming New Year and Spring Festival holidays, as rural areas are anticipated to come under great pressure during this time of the year when China embraces chunyun, the world's largest human migration, while the country continues to optimize its COVID-19 response measures and relax requirements for cross-region travel.
  • Beijing revs up supply of medicines, services for virus-infected residents People's Daily 17 Dec 2022 -- Beijing is beefing up the production and supply of drugs, especially analgesics and antipyretics, to meet the needs of people infected with COVID-19.
  • Iran

  • Iran posts 2 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours IRNA 17 Dec 2022 -- The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 144,661 with two more Iranian killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Saturday.
  • Taiwan

  • Taiwan reports 15,625 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths CNA 17 Dec 2022 -- Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 15,625 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, all but 161 of which were domestic cases, as well as 40 deaths from the disease.

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