Thousands defy mass-gathering ban in the UK

LONDON – Despite the ban of mass gatherings in Britain, thousands of people gathered Sunday in London and Manchester to protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man suffocated to death by a white police officer in the midwestern US state of Minnesota on Monday.

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