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How China protects vulnerable rural areas under shadow of COVID-19?

2023-01-08 09:26:02       source:CGTN

January 7, 2023

As China's Spring Festival is coming soon, many will return to their hometowns for holidays. With the dense flow of travelers and frequent freight logistics activities, it will be a considerable test for the country to cope with a possible mass infection during the holidays. And with an undeveloped healthcare system and weak logistics distribution foundation, China's rural areas will have to suffer during the winter break.

To face up the challenges, the Chinese government is making full preparations for the possible mass infection during the upcoming Spring Festival, including measures to cope with the medical supply shortage, coordinate rural and urban medical resources, and ensure severely infected people get timely treatment.

The Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council (JPCMSC) on Saturday afternoon introduced the situation of China's epidemic prevention and control measures in rural areas. Officials from the National Health Commission (NHC) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, experts and grassroots representatives attended the briefing.

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