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COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000 worldwide -- Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 cases exceed 600,000 worldwide -- Johns Hopkins University
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/28 17:05:56

US troops on Iran mission get stuck in Middle East over COVID-19 movement freeze

American forces deployed to the Middle East to deter Iran have found themselves stuck in Kuwait after the movement of all US troops overseas was frozen for 60 days due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning a surprise extension of their deployment.
Source: | 2020/3/28 2:19:32

Pandemic brings robots to the rescue

Robots are expected to demonstrate their value for "dirty and dangerous" medical tasks in the fight to quell the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 18:28:40

Ex-FBI agent missing for 13 years died in Iran: family

A former FBI agent who mysteriously vanished in 2007 died in Iranian custody, his family concluded Wednesday, saying US intelligence had made them give up 13 years of hope.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/26 17:33:40

Climate change worsening humidity

The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-warming emissions continue to rise, hiking economic losses and health costs, scientists have warned.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/26 17:28:40

Together We fight the War of Pandemic, Together We build the Silk Road of Health

The battle against the COVID-19 is a war for all human beings. The virus respects no border. To date, more than 370,000 confirmed cases have been reported in over 190 countries and territories.
Source: BRNN | 2020/3/26 13:55:01

Belt and Road News Network calls for solidarity and cooperation on COVID-19 coverage

The Belt and Road News Network (BRNN)'s Secretariat issued an open letter to all its alliance members across the world on Wednesday, calling for greater international media coordination and cooperation, and more sharing of reports regarding the coronavirus outbreak to give the public a message of unity and support.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 13:48:02

1/3 of world under lockdown

India's billion-plus population went into a three-week lockdown on Wednesday, with a third of the world now under orders to stay indoors, as the US agreed to spend $2 trillion to counter the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 21:48:40

UN Council meets by videoconference – with a few hiccups

The UN Security Council met for the first time in its history via videoconference on Tuesday due to the coronavirus crisis –but diplomats said the meeting was not without technical difficulties.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/25 18:48:41

China to continue supporting Japan to 'host successful Olympics': expert

Japan has decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, but an expert said that China will always support Japan in “successfully hosting the event,” and the two countries' exchanges in sports have played a positive role in promoting bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/25 18:28:40

Pandemic spread 'accelerating'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for an immediate ceasefire in the world's conflict zones, and leaders of the G20 major economies are expected to respond to the escalating crisis in a video conference this week.
Source: Agencies | 2020/3/24 18:53:41

Coronavirus spread parks soul-searching over travel-heavy climate change diplomacy

As the coronavirus began spreading quickly around the world, the Green Climate Fund, which backs developing-world projects to tackle climate change, relocated a board meeting this month from its headquarters in virus-hit South Korea to Switzerland.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/24 18:43:40

G20 finance officials mull joint plan in response to COVID-19

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors agreed on Monday during a televised meeting to develop a joint G20 Action Plan in response to the COVID-19, said a statement by the G20 Saudi secretariat.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 10:41:19

WHO chief says COVID-19 pandemic "accelerating" as global cases top 300,000

More than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported from almost every country and region in the world, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, noting "the pandemic is accelerating."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 7:49:18

Time to fight COVID-19 together, not to throw blames: WHO official

A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) commented Monday on calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus", saying now is the time to fight the pandemic together instead of throwing blames.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 7:34:20

UN chief calls for global cease-fire in face of COVID-19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for an immediate global cease-fire in face of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/3/24 7:25:50

Global virus deaths surge past 15,000

US President Donald Trump ordered thousands of emergency hospital beds set up at US coronavirus hot spots but a trillion-dollar economic rescue package crashed, as pandemic deaths soared across the globe.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/23 17:28:40

US should lift sanctions if it wants to help Iran: Rouhani

The US should lift sanctions if Washington wants to help Iran to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday, adding that Iran had no intention of accepting Washington's offer of humanitarian assistance.
Source: Reuters | 2020/3/23 17:28:41