China’s stretched health system braces for peak in COVID infections


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Summary Summary Companies COVID infections may peak next week- Chinese health official China reports no new COVID deaths for 3rd day Overstretched health system braces for more severe cases BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 23 (Reuters) - China is expecting a peak in COVID-19 infections within a week, a health official said, with authorities predicting extra strain on the country's health system even as they downplay the disease's severity and continue to report no new deaths. In the face of a surging outbreak and widespread protests against its "zero-COVID" regime of lockdowns and testing, China began dismantling it this month, becoming the last...