China's Xi says Covid containment still under stress: State media

Visitors are seen near a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Centre that previously served as a makeshift hospital for Covid-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Dec 31, 2020.
PHOTO: Reuters file

BEIJING — China's President Xi Jinping said the country's Covid-19 prevention and control is still going through a time of stress but the light is ahead, state media CCTV reported on Wednesday (Jan 18).

Xi said there is a need to expand medical resources, increase supply of medical services and the availability of medicines, CCTV reported.

He made the comments during a virtual meeting with medical staff in a hospital in northeastern Heilongjiang province.

ALSO READ: Chinese who lost relatives to Covid-19 angry at failure to protect elderly