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Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

By Wu Yong, People’s Daily Ulaanbaatar: As temperature rises, more and more places are joining China’s afforestation efforts. This year, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is tasked with planting 12.97 million mu, or 864,700 hectares of forests and one million hectares of grass, according to a recent teleconference on forestry and grassland work in […]

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

COVID-19: Malaysia under Nationwide Movement Control Order

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has declared that Malaysia will be placed under nationwide movement control order from March 18 to March 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The order, the first in the country’s history, was announced by the prime minister in a live broadcast over national television. A total of 125 […]

Kyrgyzstan adopts new measures in fight against coronavirus

Kyrgyzstan adopts new measures in fight against coronavirus

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan is shutting educational institutions for three weeks as the country shows determination to fight the spread of coronavirus. The decision to close the institutions will be implemented on March 16, the Security Council decided at its meeting, the press service of the Kyrgyz President reported. President Sooronbay Jeenbekov chaired the meeting attended by […]

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

By Lee Haye-ah Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump has introduced drive-through tests as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus, a week after he questioned the effectiveness of the method widely used in South Korea. Trump made the announcement during a White House press conference at which he declared a national emergency to fight the […]

China to contribute $20 million to WHO to support developing response to COVID-19

China to contribute $20 million to WHO to support developing response to COVID-19

People’s Daily Geneva: China will contribute $20 million to the WHO in support of its global efforts in combating the COVID-19 epidemic and helping developing countries improve their response capacities and strengthen public health systems, Ambassador Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of China to the UN Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland said. Ambassador […]

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

China’s COVID-19 situation shows visible improvement: Experts

By Ji Yuqiao and Li Qiao Global Times Beijing: Chinese authorities and experts agree there is a visible improvement in the country’s COVID-19 outbreak situation, with some places in the country ceasing to issue a daily report of infections after seeing zero new cases in several days and a top epidemiologist saying that the epicenter […]

Wuhan could see zero COVID-19 infections by end of March: Experts

Wuhan could see zero COVID-19 infections by end of March: Experts

By Zhao Yusha Wuhan: The city of Wuhan, epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic, could see zero new infections by the end of March, said a member of the central government expert group in Wuhan. Other cities in Hubei Province, which governs Wuhan, are estimated to realize that goal by around the middle of March. The […]

China is confident to contain COVID-19 by end of April: Expert

China is confident to contain COVID-19 by end of April: Expert

Guangzhou: Chinese top respiratory specialist Zhong made the remarks at a press briefing jointly held by the Guangzhou government and Guangzhou Medical University. But Zhong pointed out the development of new drugs against COVID-19 is impossible to complete in 20 days or even a month, which requires long-term accumulation. According to Zhong, one COVID-19 patient […]

China puts public health concerns first in its fight against COVID-19: UN coordinator

China puts public health concerns first in its fight against COVID-19: UN coordinator

By Nicholas Rosellini Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in China Beijing: 2020 marks my fourth year at the United Nations in China. 2020 is also a watershed for the UN – the 75th anniversary of its founding and the beginning of a decade of action, with only ten years left to achieve the Sustainable […]

Tourism industry moves to counter COVID-19 influence

Tourism industry moves to counter COVID-19 influence

By Yang Kunyi and Song Lin Beijing: As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have issued a joint statement. The statement stressed that International cooperation is vital for ensuring the tourism sector to contribute effectively to the containment of […]

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