November 12, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Japanese government says it will strengthen the medical system to prepare for another possible wave of coronavirus infections this winter. The plans say the medical system will be improved this month so that about 37,000 people can be admitted to hospitals for treatment. The figure is about 30 percent higher than this summer when cases had reached a peak.
2. Germany has reported a record daily figure of more than 50,000 coronavirus cases. The public health authority confirmed 50,196 new infections on Thursday, and 235 deaths. The eastern state of Saxony strengthened its anti-infection measures this week. People will only be allowed to eat in restaurants if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered after being infected. The capital Berlin will impose similar restrictions from Monday.
3. China’s Communist Party has adopted a key resolution summing up the party’s 100-year history at its Central Committee’s plenary session. State-run Xinhua news agency says that the Central Committee’s sixth plenary session closed in Beijing on Thursday with President Xi Jinping and more than 300 senior members of the party in attendance.