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Smoked salmon and chicken packages are on sale in the Trader Joe grocery store in Los Angeles. Since the COVID-19 epidemic, the demand for eggs has increased. A sign says: "Limit of 2 meats, poultry, fish". (Photo AP / Damian Dovarganes)
These are summaries of the latest stories around the world about the coronavirus pandemic, including:
– FEMA refers to reports of confiscation of PPE;
– Tyson Foods closes 2 poultry plants for cleaning;
– Russian doctors say that the woman has contracted the virus twice;
– Europe is easing restrictions on the coronavirus, but cases are inflamed in Mexico;
– Macron claims that mistakes have been made in health care reforms;
– FDA investigative test with false negatives;
Britain says 27 percent of nursing home deaths have confirmed or suspected coronavirus infections.
WASHINGTON – The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency is rejecting reports that confiscated or diverted shipments of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor calls these absurdities "absurd". The agency coordinated the emergency import of millions of surgical masks, respirators and other protective devices and distributed the equipment across the country.
Gaynor claims that FEMA does not have the legal authority to seize or deflect PPE shipments.
He blamed the reports on sellers who played customers against each other to get the best price. The FEMA administrator says he will quote a price for a buyer and then claim that FEMA seized the shipment after finding someone willing to pay a higher price for scarce materials.
Gaynor says in a teleconference: "FEMA has become a convenient scapegoat for evil actors who are unable to deliver on the promises they have made or are engaged in illegal activities."
SAO PAULO – The Brazilian health minister, who took office less than a month ago, resigned today.
It is part of the upheaval in the nation's battle with the COVID-19 pandemic and pressure from President Jair Bolsonaro to prioritize the economy over blockades for health reasons.
Nelson Teich's resignation has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. The oncologist, a former health consultant, took office on April 17 under pressure to align the ministry's actions with the president's opinion that the economy should not be destroyed by restrictions to control the spread of the virus.
Bolsonaro fired Teich's predecessor, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, after disagreements about efforts to contain the coronavirus. Mandetta was one of Brazil's most popular ministers.
Officials say over 13,000 people died of COVID-19 in Brazil, although experts say the figure is significantly higher due to insufficient tests. Analysts say the peak of the crisis has yet to hit the largest nation in Latin America.
BERLIN – A county in western Germany that has registered a large number of COVID-19 infections among slaughterhouse workers will be allowed to reopen restaurants and cafes on Monday after authorities decided to separate these cases from the region's overall tally.
The chief official from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia says that without the slaughter cases, Coesfeld County had fewer than eight infections per 100,000 population last week. It is below the 50 threshold when stricter restrictions are needed.
Karl-Josef Laumann says that the 268 confirmed infections by COVID-19 involving mainly migrant workers from Eastern Europe would have been considered a "local accident" that did not affect the rest of the county.
The slaughter cases led to calls for a reform of the labor laws to prevent workers in the meat industry from being housed and transported in cramped conditions.
SKOPJE, North Macedonia – The president of North Macedonia extended a state of emergency imposed two months ago for another two weeks.
Stevo Pendarovski's decision followed a government proposal for a 30-day extension.
Even today North Macedonia has opened shopping centers to the public, albeit with restrictions on distance and with the use of masks by staff and visitors.
North Macedonia has recorded 1,723 confirmed cases since mid-March and 95 deaths.
TIRANA, Albania – Gay rights organizations in Albania have organized a virtual Tirana Pride 2020.
A statement said that about 100 members of organizations held a virtual online meeting before May 17, the international day against homophobia and transphobia.
EU and Western ambassadors attended to raise public awareness of LGBTI issues, stating that "they cannot win equality unless Albania offers equal opportunities to all others".
Albania passed an anti-discrimination law in 2009. However, it does not allow same-sex marriages.
The nation, which has been blocked since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, has 900 confirmed cases and 31 deaths.
PODGORICA, Montenegro – A popular shopping center in Montenegro was reopened after weeks of blockade and closed briefly because so many people showed up.
Large lines formed outside and inside the Delta shopping center in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica shortly after opening today. The authorities shut him down for almost 2 hours to manage the crowd. Subsequently the shopping center was reopened.
The government has allowed the reopening of shops and cafes based on rules that include the distance between visitors, wearing masks and the use of hand sanitizers.
Montenegro has not reported any new cases for several days. A country of around 620,000 people, Montenegro has confirmed more than 300 infections and nine deaths.
WILKESBORO, N.C. – Tyson Foods is temporarily shutting down two plants in a North Carolina complex for cleaning on the occasion of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Derek Burleson, spokesman for Tyson Foods, says in an email that one of two fresh meat and one restaurant facilities in the Wilkesboro complex are closed Thursday through Tuesday. A third Wilkesboro plant, which also processes fresh poultry, will continue limited activities.
The closings, following another temporary closure for cleaning, will allow an "additional thorough cleaning" due to sick workers and quarantine-related absences.
The company says staff will have additional virus tests, protective equipment, symptom screening and access to nurses. The complex employs around 3,000 people.
It was not clear exactly how many workers were sick. Wilkes County reported a total of 286 positive test residents, including 20 hospitalizations and one death. Earlier this week, county officials said the facility was connected to most of its cases.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that health officials in neighboring Forsyth County said that at least 70 cases have Tyson workers or people in contact with them.
At the state level, health officials reported more than 1,600 virus cases on Thursday at meat processing plants in 17 counties. The state refused to release plant names, citing a health confidentiality law. But Smithfield, Mountaire Farms and Butterball officials confirmed positive cases in North Carolina plants.
ISLAMABAD – A leading Pakistani pharmaceutical company has reached an agreement with the American Gilead Sciences Inc., for the mass production of an experimental drug that has shown promise in the treatment of patients with COVID-19.
Health officer Zafar Mirza said at a press conference in the presence of the country's prime minister Imran Khan that the antiviral drug Remdesivir will be exported to 127 countries. He hoped the drug would soon be available in this country of 220 million people, where 803 people have died from coronavirus since February.
Mirza says authorities will train 100,000 Pakistani frontline healthcare workers to ensure their safety and better treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Previously, Khan defended his recent decision to ease the nationwide blockade imposed in March to contain the coronavirus. He says he had to ease the restrictions so that people don't starve to death in Pakistan, where 150 million people have been affected by the blockade.
BELGRADE, Serbia – The Hungarian Prime Minister says he will renounce extraordinary powers to govern by decree on issues relating to the pandemic granted by Parliament in March.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban says he expects to do so in late May. He has been criticized by international observers, the European Parliament and internal opposition because no time limit has been set on the state of emergency that has granted him vast powers.
Orban says during a visit to neighboring Serbia that he was convinced of the countries that gave their leaders "good powers" during the pandemic where they were more successful in the fight against coronavirus than those who "could not get out of the usual political decision-making mechanism ".
He says that once his "special authorization" is returned, he would give his critics "an opportunity to apologize to Hungary for the false accusations".
GENEVA – Christian Bock, director of the Swiss federal customs administration, says that the governments of Switzerland, Germany and Austria have agreed to open their borders in a coordinated way.
This will give some people permission to go through, especially those with a "self-declaration" like for family reunions.
"We will open all border crossing points with Germany and Austria," Bock said in Bern, stressing that crossings for shopping, petrol, tourism and other unauthorized travel are still prohibited.
PARIS – France's eight-week blockade against coronavirus has worked wonders on air pollution and road accidents.
Airparif pollution watchdog claims that the air quality of the French capital has significantly improved. Airparif has experienced a 30 percent drop in ultra fine particles in the air. The reduction was less significant with slightly larger particles.
Depending on the week, Airparif also noted reductions of 20% to 35% for traffic pollutant levels, including nitrogen dioxide.
The rules of residence from March 17 to May 11, which required people to have permits to go out, removed most of the traffic from the streets.
The government claims that there were 103 road fatalities in April, which was 130 fewer deaths than the same month last year. Injuries decreased 76 percent.
STOCKHOLM – The Baltic countries launched when they defined a "travel bubble" which eliminates restrictions on movement between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Latvian Foreign Minister attributed the move to efforts by health workers in all three countries to keep the epidemic under control. The region of six million inhabitants has seen fewer deaths than its Nordic neighbors, with around 130 dead.
"Because of the discipline, thanks to the dedicated work, we are reaching the point where we can open our journey, the internal journey of the Baltic, we can open our borders," said Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Foreign Minister.
During the night, the restrictions were lifted on all movements between the three countries, although people still have to follow the health recommendations in case of illness. However, people arriving outside the Baltic states still face 14 days of quarantine.
"The travel bubble in the Baltic means that we will have a safe movement zone," said Urmas Reinsalu, Foreign Minister of Estonia during a press conference in Riga, Latvia, and witnessed in person by all three foreign ministers.
MOSCOW – Russian doctors say they are treating a woman who may have contracted coronavirus for the second time after recovering from it.
The woman was discharged from a hospital in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude after receiving treatment for the coronavirus and tested negative for this in early April. But two weeks later she started having respiratory symptoms again and tested positive for the virus for the second time.
She has been readmitted to the hospital and is currently being treated, says her doctor Tatyana Symbelova.
"The question is whether it is a reinfection, because 15-16 days elapsed between the discharge and respiratory symptoms or the disease that had previously recurred. At this point, it is not entirely clear to us," says Symbelova.
According to the World Health Organization, no studies have shown that people who have recovered from the coronavirus are immune to infection.
Russia today reported over 262,000 coronavirus cases and 2,418 deaths.
PARIS – The French national health agency announced that a 9-year-old boy had died in France with symptoms of a rare inflammatory condition likely related to coronavirus.
Dr. Fabrice Michel of La Timone hospital in Marseille, where the child was hospitalized, confirmed to the Associated Press today "the child had tested positive in serological tests for SARS-CoV-2", the virus causing COVID-19. But he says the child has not developed any symptoms of COVID-19.
The child died of cardiac arrest-related brain damage with a form of Kawasaki disease. About 125 children in France have developed symptoms similar to those of Kawasaki disease and some French doctors believe it is related to coronavirus.
Doctors in Great Britain, Italy and Spain have been warned to pay attention to this rare inflammatory condition in children. Last month, the British Pediatric Intensive Care Society issued a warning to doctors noting that there has been an increase in the number of children with "a multisystem inflammatory state that requires intensive care" across the country.
The team said there was a "growing concern" that COVID-19-related syndrome was emerging in children or that a different unidentified disease could be responsible.
LONDON – The leader of Wales urged people from England to mull over a trip across the border this sunny weekend to reconsider.
The rules for blocking the coronavirus between the two nations will remain different for at least another two weeks.
Prime Minister Mark Drakeford says that "now is not the right time" for the British to travel to Wales and whoever does it would be "on the wrong side of the law".
Both countries are part of the United Kingdom but have slightly different blocking restrictions. In England, people can travel to any part of the country for recreational purposes. In Wales, they are not allowed to travel beyond their locality.
The full block remains active also in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the other two nations of the United Kingdom.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has announced a ban on travel outside the major areas of Jakarta.
This regulation also applies to people who want to enter the large area of ​​Jakarta. Baswedan says exceptions, including those working in the areas of health, food, energy, communication and information technology, finance and others.
Exceptions include civil servants and other parties involved in the management of COVID-19. They will need documentation that allows them to travel outside or enter larger areas of Jakarta.
Jakarta has 5,774 COVID-19 cases among the total of 16,496 cases in Indonesia. There are 460 reported deaths in Jakarta and 1,076 in the nation.
WASHINGTON – Food and Drug Administration commissioner Steve Hahn says it will be up to the White House to determine if he continues to use a coronavirus test that falsely eliminated infected patients.
Hahn told CBS this morning that the FDA will continue to "provide guidance to the White House on this test", but whether to continue using the test "will be a White House decision."
The test is used daily in the White House to test President Donald Trump and key members of his staff, including the coronavirus task force. The FDA said late Thursday that it was investigating preliminary data suggesting that Abbott Laboratories' 15-minute test may not include COVID-19 cases, producing false negatives.
Hahn told CBS that the test is on the market and the FDA continues to "recommend its use or make it available for use." But he suggested that if doctors or patients suspect they have received a false negative, they should take another test.
JOHANNESBURG – A South African court ordered the suspension of soldiers and policemen who allegedly attacked a man to death while imposing the blockade of the country.
Collins Khoza died in the small town of Alexandra in Johannesburg in the first weeks of a blockade that began in late March. His family claimed that the officers entered the house after noticing a half-full beer mug in the courtyard and accused Khoza and a friend of the violation of the rules. Alcohol sales are prohibited but people can drink at home.
A judge claims that citizens have a right to their rights during the blockade, including the right to life, and ordered investigations into Khoza's death. South African law enforcement agencies have been criticized for being very busy implementing the blockade.
ATHENS, Greece – Police say dozens of demonstrators in the city of Larissa, central Greece, have set fire to the street after the imposition of further blockade measures due to a coronavirus outbreak.
Testing of 637 people resulted in 35 positive cases after the virus spread during the funeral of a resident who died of COVID-19. Those who proved positive were to be quarantined in a health facility today, but refused to be transferred.
Police were called and media reported about 200 protesters on the streets, some throwing stones at reporters on the fringes of the settlement.
Today, the Greek civil protection authority announced a nightly curfew for the settlement for the next 14 days and masks were mandatory for those who left their homes.
The authorities gradually lifted the blockade measures that started almost two weeks ago.
On Thursday, the authorities announced 10 confirmed positive cases and one death. The total amounts to 2,770 confirmed cases and 156 deaths in a country of nearly 11 million.
ANKARA, Turkey – Teenagers left their homes for the first time in 42 days, taking their turn for a few hours of respite from the coronavirus blockades in Turkey.
People over the age of 65 and under the age of 20 have been under curfew in the past few weeks. This week, the government began allowing them to go outside for a few hours as part of a reduced checks program.
Today, young people filled the parks and main streets and outdoor shopping centers while the curfew was lifted between 11:00 and 15:00. Some played basketball or football or flew kites in parks, HaberTurk television reported.
The elderly could go out on Sunday and children under the age of 14 left their homes on Wednesday.
The government announced a "normalization plan" as the number of coronavirus cases declined last week. However, he also warned against more stringent measures in the event of an increase in infections.
Turkey has recorded nearly 145,000 confirmed cases and around 4,000 deaths.
TOKYO – The governor of Tokyo, one of several prefectures still in a coronavirus emergency state, says he intends to reopen three-step businesses in the Japanese capital as he prepares for a possible end to the restrictive measures later this month.
Yuriko Koike said today that Tokyo will be able to ease the restrictions once new cases per day drop below 20, among other indicators. If the numbers deteriorate, social and economic activity will have to be scaled down again, he said.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced an end to the state of emergency in almost all 47 of the country's 47 prefectures. Restrictions are still in place, for example, in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido, where experts say risks remain.
Abe said he will have another expert meeting next week to decide if the emergency can be removed entirely.
According to the roadmap, business activities will resume in three stages, starting with lower-risk facilities such as museums and libraries, Koike said. In the second phase, theaters will be able to reopen and the opening hours of restaurants and bars will be extended. The final phase will apply to all establishments except those subject to clusters such as night clubs.
Japan has recorded about 16,200 coronavirus cases and 710 deaths.
PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged the errors in the reform of the national hospital system, which had to face years of cost reduction and whose once renowned facilities have struggled to treat tens of thousands of virus patients.
High-level doctors confronted Macron today when he visited an important hospital in Paris, demanding greater investments and a rethinking of a medical system that quickly found himself overwhelmed by the virus crisis.
"For months, I asked for equipment and we had three days to fight the virus," said Martin Hirsch, head of the Paris hospital network.
As the virus crossed France in March, Macron had to deploy the military to move patients and doctors across the country to relieve saturated hospitals.
Last year, the Macron government announced a plan to address growing concerns about hospital job cuts and equipment shortages, but acknowledged today: "Without a doubt, we made a mistake in the strategy."
"It was a great strategy, but we should have done it 10 years ago," he told frustrated doctors from the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital.
Macron has promised to kick off a new investment plan while the virus crisis is still raging, without giving details.
French authorities say over 27,000 people with the virus have died in hospitals and nursing homes.
VILNIUS, Lithuania – Prime ministers of the three Baltic nations said that the first wave of coronaviruses is under control in their region. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have formally removed travel restrictions between them today.
"We are the first in the European Union to open our borders to mutual citizens," said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis. "But we remain cautious and responsible and we are protecting the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian space."
In a joint video, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins called it "a very important day", while his Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas said it was "another step towards our normal life".
They spoke hours before the foreign minister of the three former Soviet republics gathered in the Latvian capital of Riga to sign a document, formally reopening the boundaries between the three EU members who host about six million inhabitants.
Baltic citizens and residents were able to move freely between the three EU nations from Thursday to midnight. However, people returning from countries outside the region will have to isolate themselves for two weeks.
LONDON – Official British statistics show that over 12,000 nursing home residents have died with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
The Office for National Statistics states that 12,526 nursing home residents in England and Wales died with confirmed or suspected coronavirus infections between the onset of the epidemic and May 1. This is 27 percent of the 45,899 total deaths of nursing home residents during the period.
Britain has struggled to get a full picture of the size of the epidemic in nursing homes. Initially, the government only registered COVID-19 deaths in hospitals, although it has now changed.
The country's official death toll is 33,614, the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe.
PRAGUE – The Czech government plans to further ease the restrictive measures taken due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Adam Vojtech, minister of health, said today that from May 25 sports, cultural and other events will be admitted for up to 300 people, from the current 100.
Vojtech said that if developments from the epidemic make it possible, the number will increase to 500 on June 8 and to 1,000 on June 22.
Hotels and tourist camps will also reopen on May 25, along with public pools and water centers, on the same day that bars, restaurants and cafes can start serving customers indoors.
Children's summer camps will be allowed under strict conditions, Vojtech said.
The Czech Republic reported 8,352 coronavirus cases and 293 deaths. Since May 1, he has identified fewer than 100 new cases per day.
LUBIANA, Slovenia – Slovenia became the first European country to proclaim the end of the coronavirus epidemic at home.
The state government of the European Union said today that the COVID-19 spread is under control and that extraordinary health measures are no longer needed.
The government says EU residents are free to cross Slovenia from Austria, Italy and Hungary to pre-established checkpoints, while most non-EU citizens will have to undergo to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in what is an important step for the small Alpine country as it accelerates the relaxation of restrictions.
The first coronavirus case in Slovenia was registered on March 4, a repatriate from neighboring Italy. The national epidemic was announced on March 12th.
By May 13, there were 1,467 confirmed cases and 103 deaths in Slovenia.
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Authorities have reported the first coronavirus case in the crowded camps of Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, where over 1 million people are housed.
The Rohingya community person and a local person living in the Cox & # 39; s Bazar district, also tested as positive, were isolated, Mahbub Alam Talukder, the country's refugee commissioner, said on Thursday.
The teams have been activated to treat patients and track down people they may have met and quarantine and test those contacts, Louise Donovan, spokesman for the United Nations Refugee Agency spokesman, told the Associated Press. United.
Aid workers have warned of the potential for a serious outbreak if the virus reaches the fields. The dense crowding of plastic barracks side by side that house up to 12 residents means that refugees would be dangerously exposed to the virus.
PARIS – The head of the WHO European office, Dr. Hans Kluge, says that the future of the pandemic will depend on everyone's actions.
"It is very important to remind everyone that as long as there is no vaccine and effective treatment, it will not be possible to return to normal," he said on French radio Europa-1 today. "This virus will not simply disappear, so the personal behavior of each of us will determine the behavior of the virus."
"Governments have done a lot (to limit the virus) and now the responsibility is on the people," he added. "Before we say that public health is important for the economy. Now we have seen that without health there is no economy, there is no national security."
NEW DELHI – The World Bank has approved $ 1 billion in response to emergencies to support India's efforts to provide social assistance to poor and vulnerable families severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bank statement states that the move will increase its total commitment to India to $ 2 billion. A $ 1 billion package for the Indian health sector was announced last month.
An immediate allocation of $ 750 million will help increase money transfers and food benefits to provide solid social protection to essential workers involved in coronavirus rescue activities and for the benefit of migrants and informal workers, the statement said. banking last Thursday.
Un secondo afflusso di $ 250 milioni rafforzerà il pacchetto sulla protezione sociale nell'anno fiscale 2021, ha affermato.
La metà della popolazione indiana guadagna meno di $ 3 al giorno. Più del 90 percento della forza lavoro indiana è impiegata nel settore informale, senza accesso a risparmi significativi o prestazioni di protezione sociale sul luogo di lavoro come il congedo per malattia retribuito o l'assicurazione sociale, afferma la nota.
Martedì, il governo federale indiano ha annunciato un pacchetto di salvataggio economico di 20 trilioni di rupie ($ 260 miliardi) per far fronte alla massiccia crisi economica creata dalla pandemia. Milioni di lavoratori migranti sono fuggiti dalle grandi città indiane nelle loro case di villaggio perché non hanno trovato lavoro.
BERLINO – Lo stato più popoloso della Germania ha sollevato un requisito per le persone che arrivano da altri paesi europei per auto-mettere in quarantena per 14 giorni e si prevede che seguiranno altre regioni.
La regola è scaduta nella regione occidentale del Nord Reno-Westfalia a mezzanotte. Il governo dello stato ha dichiarato in una dichiarazione che gli stati tedeschi hanno concordato giovedì con il governo federale di esentare i viaggiatori da altri paesi dell'Unione Europea, Islanda, Norvegia, Liechtenstein, Svizzera e Gran Bretagna e che attueranno tale decisione nei prossimi giorni.
Il ministro degli Interni Horst Seehofer ha raccomandato all'inizio di questa settimana che gli stati revocano la regola della quarantena per i viaggiatori dall'Europa, ma la mantengono per quelli provenienti da altre parti.
Un tribunale del Nord Reno-Westfalia, vicino alla Bassa Sassonia, ha già sospeso la regola per quello stato all'inizio di questa settimana.
Oggi, la Germania prevede di porre fine ai controlli di due mesi al confine con il Lussemburgo e di allentarli in qualche modo ai confini con Austria, Svizzera e Francia, anche se non prevede di ripristinare i viaggi gratuiti attraverso i suoi confini fino a metà giugno.
ISLAMABAD – Il Pakistan sta riprendendo i voli nazionali a partire da sabato, ponendo fine a un divieto imposto a marzo.
Abdul Sattar Khokhar, portavoce dell'Autorità per l'aviazione civile, ha dichiarato che non è stata presa alcuna decisione sui voli internazionali.
Il Pakistan ha riportato 33 morti in più a causa del coronavirus nelle precedenti 24 ore, portando i suoi decessi a 803 tra oltre 37.000 casi. Ha registrato un costante aumento delle morti e delle infezioni correlate al coronavirus da quando il governo ha allentato il blocco lunedì.
Le autorità affermano che l'aumento delle infezioni è dovuto principalmente al fatto che molte persone non hanno aderito alle linee guida sul distanziamento sociale.
PECHINO – Il ministro degli Esteri cinese afferma che il paese ha messo sotto controllo l'epidemia di coronavirus e si è scagliato contro politici stranieri accusati di "aver insistito per politicizzare l'epidemia, etichettare il virus e imbrattare l'Organizzazione mondiale della sanità".
I commenti di Wang Yi portati dall'agenzia di stampa Xinhua ufficiale sono apparsi diretti negli Stati Uniti, dove l'amministrazione del presidente Donald Trump ha ripetutamente castigato la Cina per aver presumibilmente coperto l'epidemia iniziale e ha sospeso i pagamenti all'OMS per quello che definisce un pregiudizio pro-Cina e incapacità di gestire efficacemente la pandemia.
Altri paesi, compresa l'Australia, hanno anche sollecitato un'indagine indipendente sull'origine della pandemia, che la Cina ha respinto furiosamente.
Sotto la guida del capo di Stato e del partito comunista al potere Xi Jinping, la Cina è stata in grado di "controllare l'epidemia attraverso sforzi ardui e ha gradualmente ripreso la vita economica e sociale mentre intraprendeva regolarmente misure di prevenzione e controllo", Wang era citato come detto in una telefonata giovedì con i ministri degli esteri di Ungheria, Estonia ed Bosnia ed Erzegovina.
La Cina ha "superato le proprie difficoltà, offerto supporto e assistenza ai paesi interessati, condiviso esperienze e trattamenti di prevenzione e controllo senza riserve e facilitato l'acquisto di forniture anti-epidemiche in vari paesi in Cina", ha detto Wang.
I tentativi di politicizzare la pandemia e diffamare l'OMS sono "una grave violazione dei principi morali internazionali e minano gli sforzi internazionali contro l'epidemia", ha aggiunto Wang.
SYDNEY – Molti caffè e ristoranti sono stati riaperti oggi a Sydney quando alcune restrizioni sul coronavirus sono state revocate, anche se il tempo piovoso e le paure in corso sembravano mantenere il patrocinio relativamente basso.
Lo stato più popoloso dell'Australia nel Nuovo Galles del Sud ha iniziato a consentire a caffè, ristoranti e luoghi di culto di riaprire con un massimo di 10 persone a condizione che aderiscano alle regole di allontanamento sociale. Anche i pub e i club potevano aprire, ma solo per cenare.
Il premier di stato Gladys Berejiklian ha avvertito le persone di assumersi la responsabilità personale, affermando che allentare le restrizioni in alcuni altri paesi era fallito.
"Per favore, facciamo la nostra parte nel mantenere tutti al sicuro in modo che tutti noi possiamo continuare ad andare avanti in modo da non andare mai indietro", ha detto Berejiklian ai giornalisti a Sydney. "È davvero molto critico."
Molte chiese cattoliche in tutto lo stato hanno aperto per preghiere private, confessioni e messe su piccola scala.

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