Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, June 15

Xinhua Middle East News Summary at 2200 GMT, June 15

CITY – Kuwait health authorities said on Wednesday that despite an increase in covid-19 infections, the health situation in Kuwait remains stable, and taking precautionary measures would reduce the risk of infection.

Health Ministry spokesman Abdullah Al-Sanad said the recent increase in covid-19 infections around the world and in the Gulf region including Kuwait should not cause any alarm in the emirate, adding that none of the existing patients in Kuwait were in intensive care.

He urged the public to take precautions to reduce the risk of infection and said that individuals with respiratory symptoms should isolate themselves, children should not go to summer clubs and that people traveling abroad should avoid enclosed or cramped spaces.

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ISTANBUL – Tens of thousands of Turkish healthcare workers heeded the call from the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) to suspend all non-emergency medical work across the country on Wednesday to demand better working conditions.

The move aims to achieve “better pay, better working conditions and countermeasures to prevent violence against healthcare professionals”, tweeted TTB, adding that emergency patients, pregnant women, cancer patients, intensive care patients and coronavirus patients are still served.

More than 100,000 doctors have been victims of physical or verbal violence in the past 11 years, and at least 10 have been killed by patients, TTB said.

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– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg held a telephone conversation on Wednesday about ’s and ’s membership application.

Erdogan reiterated his position that measures should be taken to address Turkey’s ‘legitimate concerns’ about Sweden and Finland’s request for NATO membership, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

Erdogan told Stoltenberg that Turkey wants written assurances from the two Nordic to make progress in its NATO membership.

He stressed that they “can not make progress in the process without concrete steps that meet Turkey’s legitimate expectations and without making written commitments about a paradigm shift in the fight against terrorism and defense industry cooperation,” the statement said.

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AMMAN – Jordan’s King Abdullah II called for more co – operation between Jordan and the (EU) on Wednesday when he met with visiting President , according to a statement from the Royal Hashemite Court.

During the meeting, the Jordanian king emphasized the need to stop the violence that threatens regional stability and security.

The King also reaffirmed the deep-rooted partnership and friendship between Jordan and the EU, and integrated efforts to meet challenges related to , the environment and climate change.

Source: sn.dk

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