China promises more medicines in rural areas amid COVID surge

FILE PHO: Elderly people walk past a pharmacy after strict measures to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were removed nationwide, in Yongquan town of Jianyang, Sichuan province, China December 29, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

BEIJING, Jan 4 (Reuters) - China's cabinet said it will step up medicine distribution and meet the demand from medical institutions, nursing homes and rural areas, state media reported on Wednesday, amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.

China will also ensure ample supply of commodities on the market with stable prices during the upcoming Lunar New Year, state media quoted the cabinet as saying after a regular meeting.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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