Tibet ready for snowstorms China kicks off flue vaccination

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LHASA: Heavy snow will likely sweep some parts of Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region from now to Tuesday noon, local weather authorities said.
Affected by a trough of low pressure, a vast part of the Ngari prefecture and the city of Shigatse will be hit by heavy snow or snowstorms, the regional meteorological bureau said in a statement. The bureau issued a yellow warning for snowstorms, adding that strong gales will come along with the heavy snow, and some low-altitude areas will see heavy rain.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item

BEIJING: China has kicked off annual seasonal influenza vaccination.
Medical workers, participants of major events, vulnerable people at nursing homes and welfare houses, as well as those at child-care centers, kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools are among priority groups to promote flu vaccination, according to a document released by the State Council inter-agency task force for COVID-19 response. People aged 60 and above, children between six months and five years old, patients of chronic diseases, and people with high risks of infection are also key potential recipients of vaccination, said the document.
Localities are encouraged to inoculate priority population groups for free and a minimum 14-day interval is required between flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines. – Agencies