Wuhan mobilizes 34K workers to fight Covid-19

WUHAN — Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak, has mobilized more than 34,000 officials, government workers and Communist Party of China (CPC) members into its 1,100 communities to fight the epidemic. The city committee of the CPC said Tuesday the figure includes 16,700 employees of government units and state-owned enterprises, who … Read More

China reports 7,711 confirmed nCoV cases, 170 deaths

BEIJING — Chinese health authorities announced Thursday that 7,711 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps by the end of Wednesday. A total of 170 people have died of the disease. The National Health Commission said in its daily report … Read More

China cranks up protective equipment supplies to fight 2019-nCoV

BEIJING — China has been strengthening the provision of medical supplies to combat the viral pneumonia outbreak. Shortage of medical supplies including goggles and masks was reported in Wuhan, the hardest-hit city of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in central China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has transferred 14,000 protective suits and 110,000 pairs … Read More

Koalas could be endangered as result of bushfires

CANBERRA — Australian Minister of Environment Sussan Ley has warned that koalas could be listed as an endangered species as a result of bushfires. Ley and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Monday announced USD34.5 million in funding to support species affected by the bushfire crisis. Ley told reporters that koala populations have suffered an “extraordinary hit” from … Read More