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Global political parties call for partnership to fight COVID-19

BEIJING (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying out closer international cooperation to beat COVID-19. This is the first joint appeal of major world political parties for...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:50 PM

COVID-19: Kenya frees 4,800 prisoners

NAIROBI, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Judiciary said Thursday it has released some 4,800 prisoners who are serving sentences for petty offences to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. David Maraga, Chief Justice, said the prisoners who were serving jail terms of...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:35 PM

China to mourn COVID-19 victims

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- China will hold a national mourning Saturday for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and compatriots died of the disease, according to the State Council. During the commemoration, national flags will fly at half-...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:29 PM

Feature: Kenyans adopt new lifestyles to curb spread of COVID-19

NAIROBI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday marked the 14th day since auditor Victoria Selima, who lives on the east of Nairobi, Kenyan capital, stayed at home. With her two children, a boy and a girl, Selima have strictly followed the government advice of people to stay at home in a bid to curb the...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:11 PM

Turkey: 39 locations under quarantine over COVID-19

ISTANBUL, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said a total of 39 locations across the country are put under quarantine due to the rising number of confirmed cases for COVID-19. "Currently, 39 villages and neighborhoods across the country are under...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:34 PM

COVID-19: Zimbabwe fears more infections as thousands return from South Africa

HARARE, March 29 (Xinhua) -- At least 13,500 Zimbabweans have returned home from South Africa fleeing the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, raising fears that new infections could rise, Zimbabwe's Minister of Health and Child Care Obadiah Moyo said on Sunday...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12:27 PM

Russia to close border amid COVID-19 crisis

MOSCOW, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Russia is going to suspend border crossings via automobile, railway, pedestrian and other border checkpoints from Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Russian government said Saturday in a statement. The Russian Transport Ministry,...

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 9:06 AM

EU to grant Tunisia €250m to fight against COVID-19

TUNIS, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) will soon grant Tunisia 250 million euros (279.21 million U.S. dollars) to support the North African country in its fight against the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its social and economic repercussions, announced Tunisian Foreign Ministry on...

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 9:02 AM

British PM tests positive for coronavirus

LONDON, March 27 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister's Office said on Friday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson, who showed mild symptoms, is self-isolating in Downing Street. "He is continuing to...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:05 PM

Xi calls for all-out global war against COVID-19

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday called for a resolute all-out global war against the COVID-19 outbreak as leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) convened an extraordinary summit to coordinate multilateral response to the pandemic. "It is imperative for the...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 10:31 AM

China offers anti-virus assistance to 89 countries

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) -- China has provided assistance to 89 countries and four international organizations to fight against the novel coronavirus, the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) said Thursday. A new round of aid implementation programs is currently being...

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 1:31 PM

Experts on why younger adults comprise big portion of U.S. COVID-19 cases

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 40 percent of the COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the United States were younger than 55, according to a recent report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Leading experts told Xinhua that potentially greater activity in the community, increased...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:09 PM

Wuhan to lift outbound travel restrictions on April 8

WUHAN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak, will lift outbound travel restrictions from April 8 after over two months of lockdown, local authorities said Tuesday. People in Wuhan will be allowed to leave the city and Hubei Province, where...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:12 PM

COVID-19: Kenya receives medical supplies from Jack Ma

NAIROBI, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Health Ministry on Tuesday received medical supplies donated by Chinese tycoon Jack Ma as part of efforts to combat the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Mutahi Kagwe said the shipment comprising of testing kits, protective gear, mask...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5:54 PM

SA declares 21-day lockdown to combat COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG, March 23 (Xinhua) -- As cases of COVID-19 passed the 400 mark on Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said a countrywide lockdown would be implemented on Thursday. The 21-day lockdown would last until April 16, the president announced in Pretoria. "Staying at...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 2:49 PM

Egypt's COVID-19 cases rise to 327 with 33 new infections

CAIRO, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt confirmed on Sunday 33 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total cases in the country to 327, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement. Besides, four new deaths have been confirmed on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 14, the ministry's spokesman Khaled...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:50 PM

Chinese enterprises contribute materials, funds to Rwanda in fight against COVID-19

KIGALI, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese enterprises have contributed materials and funds to the government of Rwanda to support the latter's efforts against the COVID-19, sources told Xinhua on Sunday. Construction company China Star on Saturday handed over donated nucleic acid diagnostic kits...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:43 PM

China is Serbia's most valuable resource in fighting COVID-19: PM

BELGRADE, March 22 (Xinhua) -- Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said on Sunday that Chinese medical experts are "the most valuable resource in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection." Brnabic made the remark while meeting with the six Chinese medical experts along...

Monday, March 23, 2020, 12:35 PM

DRC unveils prevention measures to fight COVID-19

KINSHASA, March 19 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has unveiled several prevention and control measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Apart from strengthening border security, the government has announced a suspension of flights from all high-risk countries, which will...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:20 AM

Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 infections

WUHAN, March 19 (Xinhua) -- No new infections of the novel coronavirus were reported on Wednesday in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, marking a notable first in the city's months-long battle with the deadly virus. The Health Commission of Hubei Province, where Wuhan is the capital, said...

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8:12 AM