China reopens schools, domestic flights
Commercial hub of CHINA, Shanghai Province announced to reopen its some of schools and domestic flights. However, parents are opting to continue to follow online classes rather than facing virus testing and social distancing measures at schools.
With this, the number of domestic flights in the country has returned to 70 per cent of pre-outbreak levels, exceeding 11,000 per day for the first time since Feb. 1, the China’s civil aviation regulator reported.
As the summer holidays are on the verge, many tourist places have reopened, including Beijing’s storied Forbidden City palace complex and Shanghai’s Disneyland resort, amid strict social distancing measures.
At least FIVE new cases have been reported after the reopen. Of the new cases, TWO were imported and THREE came from the NE province of JILIN that has seen a spark of spike in infections of unknown origin.
There is no single fatality been reported in APRIL due to COVID-19, but Jilin added one death retroactively, bringing China’s total to 4,634 out of 82,947 cases recorded since the outbreak was first detected in the central city of Wuhan late last year.
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Only 86 people were admitted for treatment of COVID-19 and another 520 are in isolation for testing positive signs of the virus without displaying symptoms.
China says it is ready to begin 2nd phase of vaccine trial. It now has the capacity to perform 1.5 million nucleic acid tests per day, National Health Commission Guo Yanhong told. The focus is on bio-safety, management of laboratories and training of personnel, Guo said.