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Delhi bans fireworks for Diwali amid concern over pollution, Covid-19

Fireworks will be banned in New Delhi for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in view of the high pollution and rising coronavirus cases...
Students wear masks at school in East China’s Jiangsu Province Lianyungang City on September 1. Photo by Si Wei/People’s Daily Online

High vigilance as schools fully return in China 8 months since epidemic

Eight months after the COVID-19 pandemic first hit China, schools from kindergartens to colleges are finally headed toward a full resumption in the fall...
Chinese And African People Stick Together

Chinese, African people stick together in collaboration amid epidemic

On the evening of June 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Beijing, where he gave...
Gender violence

COVID-19 pandemic: The “epidemic” of violence against women and children

Children are not the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has raged the world since December, 2019 but they risk being among its...

French carmaker PSA to resume production

French leading auto manufacturer PSA on Monday said it would restart production this week after nearly 50 days of shutdown due to the coronavirus...
A man wearing a face mask looks at screens displaying the Ontario government's messages on COVID-19 at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, on April 9, 2020. Canada could see 22,580 to 31,850 COVID-19 cases and 500 to 700 deaths by April 16, the Public Health Agency of Canada said Thursday. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Canadian businesses, services in slow restart amid COVID-19 crisis

by Christopher Guly While efforts are being made to contain the COVIVD-19 epidemic in Canada, there is also serious consideration of resuming...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda trying to mobilize resources to revive economy from COVID-19 impact

Rwanda is trying to mobilize resources to revive the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that has put economic activities in the...

Paramount postpones release of “Mission: Impossible” sequels over COVID-19 concerns

Paramount Pictures has postponed the release of two sequels of its action spy franchise "Mission: Impossible" in response to the global spread of the...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Lifting lockdown restrictions is not end of epidemic – WHO Boss

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that lifting lockdown restrictions for COVID-19 is not the end of the epidemic,...

111 Africans in Guangzhou test positive for COVID-19

A total of 111 African people in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, had been tested positive for COVID-19 by Monday, local...
Mr Ambrose Dery

RE: Ambrose P. Dery accused of neglecting his constituents

"I sighted a piece of write up on a WhatsApp and other social media platforms by one Cornelius Naasoa Wuobar who is also the...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli strict anti-coronavirus policies serve to contain epidemic as cases top 10,000

by Keren Setton The death toll of COVID-19 in Israel surpassed 100 over the weekend as the infection cases have topped 10,000....
A volunteer medical team sent to Iran by the Red Cross Society of China visits a hospital for investigation. Photo: Courtesy of the Red Cross Society of China

Let the power of solidarity spread

By Wang Xiaobo Countries around the world are now extending their warm appreciation to China for the assistance the latter has offered in midst of...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

U.S. political prejudices benefit nobody

Zhong Sheng Some people in the U.S. are obsessed with rude and unreasonable practices despite the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) in...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo has proven his worth-Razak Opoku

The way and manner in which President Akufo-Addo is addressing the Coronavirus pandemic has brought out the best in his governance and the competence...

China prosecutes 1,919 suspects involved in epidemic-related crimes

A total of 1,919 people in 1,561 cases have been prosecuted in China over criminal offenses related to the COVID-19 epidemic, said the Supreme...

China-Africa solidarity in fighting coronavirus deepens brotherly bond

In recent decades, the fraternal ties of equality, mutual trust and mutual support between China and Africa have been deepened and elevated at every...
Chinese Ambassador To Ghana

Together We Win

China’s prevention and control efforts have made important progress at this stage. In the nation of 1.4 billion people, the daily new confirmed cases...
Martin Jacques

Chinese government understands life comes before the economy

By Martin Jacques During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government's handling of the...
President Xi Jinping inspects COVID-19 scientific research at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, March 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)

Xi’s visit to epicenter Wuhan heralds new phase in fight against epidemic

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, on Tuesday, March 10, for inspecting the epidemic...
A merchant hosts a livestreaming show to sell her products on Xiushui Street, a shopping center in Chaoyang district, Beijing, March 3, 2020. The shopping center reopened to business on the same day. Liu Jing/People’s Daily Online

Traditional industries embrace new opportunities by moving businesses online amid epidemic

By Sun Yahui Chinese people from all walks of life are going back to business as the situation of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak...
Aerial panoramic photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the interior of a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. Wuhan plans to convert three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

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

By Zhao Yusha The city of Wuhan, epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic, could see zero new infections by the end of March, said a member...
The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,249 people and infected more than 76,700 globally

Countries switch to anti-virus mode as global caseload tops 100,000

As the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 100,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday called for joint global efforts to effectively...

Foreign investors optimistic about Chinese market

By Qiu Haifeng China’s efforts to minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic on the economy have paid off as the Chinese market still...

United States universities move classes online as COVID-19 spreads

Out of a growing concern over the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, some universities in the United States have decided to move classes, lectures...

A Glimpse of the Chinese Military Efforts in Fight against the COVID-19 spread

Recently, COVID-19 hit Wuhan, Hubei Province, and spread to other places. Bearing in mind the principle of serving the people wholeheartedly, China's armed forces...
A touchless elevator control panel at a building in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province on March. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ao'na)

Touchless lift put into use to avoid cross infection amid epidemic

Click in the air and the elevator will take you to the floor you want. This may sound like a scene in a sci-fi...
Sergio Mattarella

Italian president urges “harmony, unity of purpose” in facing coronavirus emergency

President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday urged Italians to trust the country's capacity to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, and to face the emergency...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

IMFC pledges to provide necessary support to mitigate COVID-19’s impact

The policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday pledged to provide necessary support to mitigate the economic and financial impact from...
Workers check machines at a workshop of Ningbo Jieli Cosmetical Package company in Yuyao, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Feb.25, 2020. Enterprises in the city have smoothly restarted production, making the most of intelligent equipment such as automated production lines and intelligent robots. Photo by Zhang Hui, People’s Daily Online

Epidemic won’t stop China’s opening up endeavor

By Gao Jie China is continuing to deepen reform and expand opening-up amid downward economic pressure and the novel coronavirus pneumonia, or COVID-19. Chinese governments...