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y Children Hospital, according to a statement by the Chinese embassy. Minister of Higher Education Bassam Ibrahim expressed gratitude to China during the ceremony, saying China and Syria always work to develop mutual relations, particularly on the education level. "We value China for offering this gift and we are always working together to develop these relations, particularly on the education and research level," Ibrahim told reporters. For his side, Feng said he is glad that the donations were made for the wellbeing of children in Syria. "Children are always the roses of the homeland and the nation's hope for the future," the ambassador said. China has recently offered help to Syria to fight against the COVID-19 virus. On April 15, China delivered the first batch of medical aid, including 2,016 COVID-19 test kits, to Syria. On June 4 and June 24, Syria received another two batches of medical supplies donated by China, including test kits, protective suits, masks, goggles, and infrared thermometers. On April 23, a video-conference was held between Chinese and Syrian 6


medical experts for sharing the experiences in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 24, the Syrian Health Ministry received a new batch of Chinese medical equipment, the latest in a string of the Chinese aid shipments for Syria to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.break, which is headed by Li, ordered local authorities to encourage enterprises to increase production of medical supplies such as medical protective clothing and masks, by providing fiscal, taxation and financial policies and policies for government purchase and storage and helping solve the problem of raw materials and labor shortage. Noting some 20,000 medical staff from across the country have been sent to Hubei Province to treat patients, the meeting asked 19 other provinces to further step up medical staff assistance to Hubei while ensuring their local virus control. The meeting also stressed pooling strength to develop anti-virus medicines and vaccines and advance research on virus traceability and transmission, among others. Under the strong leadership of the CPC CentX


ral Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core, concrete and effective efforts should be made to resolutely win the war of epidemic prevention and control, the meeting said. Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy head of the leading group, attended the meeting.BEIJING, Jan. 9 -- ChinaJUBA, Sept. 7 -- The seventh batch of Chinese medical team in South Sudan on Sunday had left the country after completing a 17-month medical assistance mission in the east African country.The Chinese medics were replaced by the eight batch which arrived in South Sudan about two weeks ago.During their stay, the 15-member team, from Chinas Anhui Province, provided about 8,000 free medical consultations across South Sudan.The medical team was joined in the trip back to China by another eightQ


-member Chinese medical expert team returning from anti-virus missions in Guinea and South Sudan.South Sudans health minister Elizabeth Achuei Yol said the Chinese medics have been resourceful to the people of South Sudan.We are honored and happy for the great job the Chinese have done and continue to do in South Sudan. We are particularly proud of the skills the expert team passed to our medical staff, Achuei said during a joint farewell ceremony for the Chinese medical teams on Sunday.We will never forget the good things China has done for us especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. I want this relationship to be promoted for the future generations, she added.Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, said China will continue to support South Sudans quest to build a strong and resilient health care system.Good frih



ends will always feel close even though they are thousands of miles away from each other. So, we are determined to push forward the relation between China and South Sudan, Hua said.While in South Sudan, the two medical teams provided several training sessions to medical students, health workers and also shared experience on the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.JAKARTA, Jan. 13 -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Indonesias Coordinator for Cooperation J


with China Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in North Sumatra on Tuesday, expressing willingness to cooperate with Indonesia on COVID-19 vaccine, major economic projects, digital development and marine safety.As both major developing countries, China and Indonesia should work together, support each other and deepen cooperation, which are of strategic significance to safeguarding regional peace and development and promoting world stability and prosperity, Wang said.He said that the bilateral cooperation on COVID-19 vaccine is full of achievements, and the Chinese s5



ide is willing to further work with Indonesia so as to jointly promote the attainabili9


accines in developing countries and muslim countries.He hoped that the two sides can s0



g the Belt and Road Initiative and Indonesias vision of Global Maritime Fulcrum at an early date, and actively press forward such key projects as the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway and the regional comprehensive economic corridor.Wang also expressed willingness to cooperate with Indonesia on various areas including tourism, agriculture, trade and commerce, digital security, shipping safety, marine research, and environment protection.For his part, Luhut, who is also Indonesias Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, said Indonesia and China are brothers and Indonesia sincerely hopes BEIJING, Jan. 12 -- China is using a combination of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid the latest resurgence of the virus in Beijing and provinces including Hebei, Liaoning and Heilongjiang.The number of confirmed and asymptomatic infections of COVID-19 in north Chinas Hebei Province has continued to increase since the province reported a new locally transmitted confirmed case on Jan. 2. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, a total of 326 locally transmitted confirmed cases and 234 asymptomatic cases had been reported, vice governor of Hebei Xu Jianpei said Tuesday.The provincial capital Shijiazhuang, where more than 300 confirm8


ed COVID-19 cases have been found since the beginning of this year, launched the second round of citywide nucleic acid testing on Tuesday, said Meng Xianghong, vice mayor of the city.The testing is expected to take only two days, Ma Yujun, acting mayor of the city, told a press conference. There will be sufficient professional staff for sampling, information input and maintaining order at every sampling site to ensure that work is carried out in an orderly and efficient manner.On Jan. 8, a nucleic acid test laboratory named Huoyan, or Fire Eye, was built in only 10 hours and put into use in 21 hours in Shijiazhuang. It can test up to 1 million samples a day, significantly improving the citys testing capability.In the process of combating the epidemic, early and accurate detection is particularly important, said Du Yutao, board member of BGI Group, a Shenzhen-based biotech company which has established Huoyan labs in 16 cities across China and in 17 countries and regions across the world.Du, together with an experienced working group sent by BGI Group, arrived in her hometown ShijiazhuanU



g on Jan. 6.I dont know how to describe my feelings when I saw my hometown fall into silence, said Du. But we have accumulated rich experience and improved testing capacity. I believe the city will surely succeed in fighting the epidemic.Elsewhere in China, the northeastern cities of Dalian and Shenyang in Liaoning Province have also conducted several rounds of citywide nucleic acid tests following a resurgence of COVID-19 cases since December last year.Through large-scale testing, infections can be detected at the earliest, said ZhH


ao Lian, deputy director of the Dalian municipal health commission.Were carrying out scientific and accurate disinfection of the public environment in the city, including disinfection of areas which have seen resurgence of the virus and preventive disinfection of other areas, said Liang Chunbo, director of the Dalian City Administration Bureau, adding that sanitation facilities such as garbage stations shall be sterilized at least three times a day.After scientific research and accurate prevention and control, the epidemic situation in Dalian is currently under control, said Zhao. As of Monday, no new confirmed cases were reported in the city for six consecutive days.The province has dec5

ided to further extend the health observation period to 28 days for all inbound travelers from abroad. In addition to the current 14-day centralized medical quarantine and seven-day home observation, the new 14+7+7 model will enforce another week of health monitoring, during which the quarantined individual must regularly report body temperature to the local community.Similarly, Beijing has also extended the COVID-19 observation period for inbound travelers to 21 days following sporadic locally-traR

nsmitted cases. The capital has further laid out requirements for COVID-19 prevention and control in public transport services, including taxis and road passenger transportation.Meanwhile, China is administering domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines to specific groups with high infection risks, including medical workers, airport staff and people handling cold-chain imported products.Over 1 millE

ion people in Beijing had received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of 11 a.m. Monday. The city is expected to complete administering the first dose of the jab among specific groups by Friday.Activities at city parks and squares have been suspended in Hebei as part of the provinces efforts to tame the latest outbreak.Upon the implementation of stricter COVID-19 prevention and control measures, Shijiazhuang has taken a raft of measures to ensure supply of staple food, as well as heating, gas and water supply, as all residents of the city have been told to stay home for two weeks since Jan. 6.Authorities said they have arranged 59 supermarkets and over 300o


convenience stores in Shijiazhuang to directly supply over 2,000 residential complexes.About 25,000 couriers are returning to work to supply daily necessities to stay-at-home residents in the city after a second round of nucleic acid tests among couriers.I actually feel proud to be on thF

e front line, to deliver the daily supplies to residents, said Yang Donghai, a 33-year-old courier. All clients thanked me on receiving their parcels, which is more important than anything further promote sound and sustainable important coS