China's capital Beijing to speed up imports of COVID drugs - official

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing
Security guards wearing protective aprons unload bags with groceries outside a residential compound after it was locked down due to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Beijing, October 20, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING, Dec 19 (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing will speed up global procurement of COVID-related drugs to relieve pressure from domestic shortages, and expedite clearance for inbound shipments, a Beijing pharmaceuticals official said at a press conference on Monday.

Reporting by Beijing Newswroom; Editing by Toby Chopra

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