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Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19
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Wuhan Pool Party In China Sparks Outrage Amidst Covid-19

Now, the central Chinese city of Wuhan appears to have moved on from the virus, as thousands of revelers gathered in an open air water park for an electronic music festival -- without any masks or social distancing measures in sight.Over the weekend, the Wuhan Maya Beach Water Park was filled with partygoers in swimsuits bunched together shoulder to shoulder, waving to the beat of the music while cooling down in hip-high water; others relaxed on inflatable rubber tubes that packed the pool to the brim, with little space to float around. The crowded party scene remains unthinkable in many parts of the world still grappling with the deadly virus. More than 21 million people have been infected across the globe, with tens of thousands of new cases reported every day in the United State...
China Puts a Second City Under Lockdown in the space of Four Days Amid Raising Fears of a Coronavirus Comeback
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China Puts a Second City Under Lockdown in the space of Four Days Amid Raising Fears of a Coronavirus Comeback

A second Chinese city has gone into lockdown today amid growing fears of a second wave of infections in China. The north-eastern city of Jilin, with a population of more than four million, shut down its borders and suspended public transport on Wednesday, with all residents not allowed to enter or leave their residential compounds unless it is necessary. All cinemas, indoor gyms, internet cafes and other enclosed entertainment venues in Jilin must shut immediately, and pharmacies must report all sales of fever and antiviral medicines, the Jilin government said in a statement. It was also stated that residents are only allowed to leave the city if they obtain reports to prove that they have tested negative for COVID-19 in the past 48 hours and complete an unspecified period of ...
Fearful Of Coronavirus Return, Beijing Turns Into Virtual Fortress
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Fearful Of Coronavirus Return, Beijing Turns Into Virtual Fortress

Beijing has virtually walled itself off to outsiders with drastic measures to protect China’s seat of power against the threat of a second wave of coronavirus infections from other regions. After largely getting the outbreak under control, China has banned foreigners from entering the country as authorities fret over an increase in cases imported from abroad — though most have been Chinese citizens. But Beijing has gone a step further, imposing a strict 14-day quarantine on people arriving from other parts of China, regardless of whether they test negative for COVID-19 — a measure not required in other cities. Beijing, of course, is not like any other Chinese city. The ruling Communist Party postponed its once-a-year congress, known as the “two sessions”, in March and experts s...
Chinese city of Wuhan where coronavirus originated to resume domestic flights after 76-day lockdown
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Chinese city of Wuhan where coronavirus originated to resume domestic flights after 76-day lockdown

Wuhan residents have made a dash to leave the city by road, air and train as the city's 76-day lockdown is finally lifted. Pictures showed hundreds of cars arriving at motorway toll gates and travellers gathering outside transport hubs in the city, where the coronavirus outbreak first began in December. Wuhan has now recorded zero new deaths for the first time since the pandemic began, prompting authorities to go ahead with plans to lift a citywide quarantine imposed in January. Residents were allowed to leave the city as of midnight local time, and the airport is now preparing to reopen to domestic flights. According the state-owned China News Service, domestic passenger services at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will resume on April 8. Before entering the terminal, p...
Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown
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Coronavirus: Wuhan Reopens After 2-Month Lockdown

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. The city in Hubei province was placed under lockdown in January with roadblocks ring-fencing its outskirts and drastic restrictions on daily life But the major transport and industrial hub has now signalled the end of its long isolation, with state media showing the first officially sanctioned passenger train arriving back into the city just after midnight. People are now allowed to enter but not leave, and many trains had been fully booked days in advance. AFP reporters saw crowds of passengers arriving at Wuhan station on Saturday, most wheeling suitcases alongside them. Some had mana...
Algeria Announces its First Case of Coronavirus
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Algeria Announces its First Case of Coronavirus

There is a new case of Coronavirus in Africa following the Algerian Health Ministry announcement of a confirmed case of the deadly disease in the country. Algeria's Minister of Health, Shamsuddin Shitor revealed that they were able to detect the flu-like virus due to the vigilance system adopted at all land, air and maritime entry points to the country. He disclosed that an Italian man who arrived the North African country on February 17 has been placed in isolation, as he urged Algerians to be careful of the information they share online. Shitor said; “One case was confirmed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), out of two suspected cases (both) of Italian nationality. " This is coming few days after a man who was placed in isolation at an Egyptian hospital over fears of...
Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’
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Coronavirus In Wuhan: ‘We Would Rather Die At Home Than Go To Quarantine’

Wenjun Wang is a resident of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Ms Wang, a 33-year-old housewife, and her family have remained in the city since it was sealed off on 23 January. Since then, the virus has infected more than 20,000 people worldwide, leading to at least 427 deaths. In a rare interview from inside Wuhan, Ms Wang has told the BBC about her family's heart-breaking struggle for survival. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, my uncle has already passed away, my father is critically ill and my mum and aunt have started showing some symptoms. The CT scans shows their lungs are infected. My brother is coughing too, and has some breathing difficulties. My dad has a high fever. His temperature was 39.3C (102F) yesterday ...
China Now Uses Robots For Traffic Control Duties
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China Now Uses Robots For Traffic Control Duties

A northern Chinese city recently put a team of robots for traffic police duties. The robot traffic police will carry out tasks such as patrolling, information consulting and providing accident alerts. The robots are loaded with sensors and can move autonomously in all directions. They can assist traffic police to take photos of vehicles violating parking rules, direct traffic and verify driver's licenses. The robots are China's first "robot traffic police" on duty, according to Zhou Zuoying, deputy head of the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security. The robots were designed to be used around the clock in important public locations such as train stations and airports to reduce the work intensity of local traffic police. Parties including the ...
Chinese City Sets New Record Of Surviving Solely On Clean Energy
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Chinese City Sets New Record Of Surviving Solely On Clean Energy

Northwest China's Qinghai Province completed a 15-day all clean energy power supply trial, setting a new record following a successful nine-day trial last year, the State Grid Qinghai Electric Power Company announced on Monday. Nearly 6 million people in the province, which borders Tibet Autonomous Region, only used electricity generated from wind, solar and hydro power stations, from June 6 to 23. During the 15 days, Qinghai achieved zero carbon emission in power use. This is the third province-wide clean energy trial in Qinghai. It relied solely on renewable energy for nine and seven consecutive days in 2018 and 2017. Qinghai is the source of China's three major rivers, the Yellow, Yangtze and Lancang, and has strong hydro and solar-power facilities. Qi Taiyuan, general man...

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