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April 25: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On April 23, 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland as well as the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 6 new cases of confirmed infections (2 imported cases and 4 indigenous cases, 3 in Heilongjiang province and 1 in Guangdong province), 2 new cases of suspected infections (both are imported cases in Shanghai municipality), and no deaths. 50 patients were released from hospital after being cured. 607 people who had had close contact with infected patients were freed from medical observation. Serious cases decreased by 6…
China to donate another 30 mln USD supporting WHO’s fight against COVID-19
BEIJING — China decided to donate another 30 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of global efforts to fight COVID-19 and the construction of public health systems in developing countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here on April 23.
Spokesperson Geng Shuang told a news briefing that the WHO, led by Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, had actively fulfilled its duties with objective, science-based and fair position and played an important role in assisting countries in responding to the outbreak and boosting international cooperation on COVID-19.
Geng said to support the WHO is to defend the principles of multilateralism and safeguard the status and authority of the United Nations at a crucial time of the battle against the pandemic, adding that the virus is the common enemy of humankind, and the international community can only defeat it through unity and cooperation.
In March, China donated 20 million dollars to the WHO to support the global fight against COVID-19…
China makes achievements in vaccination work
BEIJING — China has maintained a vaccination rate of above 90 percent for vaccines under the national immunization program, according to a health official on April 21.
Currently, there are 15 vaccines provided for children for free in China, and the country has also been expanding the variety of vaccines under its immunization program, said Wang Bin, an official with the National Health Commission, at a press conference in Beijing.
Noting that people now have a deeper understanding of vaccines’ function, Wang stressed that vaccination is the most effective and economical way of preventing infectious diseases…