Rabat, December 16th – Comprehensive Xinhua News Agency reporter in the Middle East reported that countries in the Middle East continue to take strict measures to prevent and control the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Israel announced that it was about to start vaccination against the novel coronavirus.
Data released by the Israeli Ministry of Health on the 16th showed that 3,690 new confirmed cases, 364,320 confirmed cases and 3,031 deaths. Israel will start coronavirus vaccination from the 20th, according to the Ministry of Health on the 16th.
Medical personnel, people over 60 years old, severe and chronic diseases will be vaccinated in the first stage, and teachers, social workers and other people will be vaccinated in the second stage. After that, depending on the availability of vaccines, the vaccination coverage will be gradually expanded to other groups.
However, the Israeli Ministry of Health decided not to vaccinate adolescents aged 16 and under, pregnant and lactating women, and people vulnerable to severe allergies.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health announced on the 16th that 180 new confirmed cases, a total of 360,335 confirmed cases and a total of 6,080 deaths.
Health Minister Rabiya said on the 16th that the first batch of coronavirus vaccine ordered by Saudi Arabia had arrived on the same day, and the health department planned to start distribution within the next three days.
Iran’s Ministry of Health said on the 16th that 7,603 new confirmed cases, 1131077 confirmed cases and 52,883 deaths. At present, there are 12, 288 and 148 cities at risk of COVID-19 in Iran, including red, orange and yellow.
According to the data released on the website of the Palestinian Ministry of Health on the 16th, there were 2,525 new confirmed cases, with a total of 131,037 confirmed cases; 26 new deaths, with a total of 1,156 deaths.
As the number of COVID-19 patients surges, the government is formulating emergency measures to cope with the spread of the epidemic.
Local media reported that the government is likely to expand the scope of prevention and control areas and upgrade prevention and control measures in more provinces.
Algeria reported 442 new confirmed cases on the 16th, with a total of 93,507 confirmed cases and 2,631 deaths. On the 16th, the Afghan government decided to continue to impose a curfew for 15 days in 34 provinces from the 17th, and the governors of these provinces have the right to take any necessary measures to prevent and control the epidemic.
In provinces where curfews are imposed, commercial activities end at 19:00 every day, and cafes and restaurants are limited to take-out.