Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…
Phase 3 involves testing the vaccine’s efficacy in humans which will require thousands of volunteers. The company said they are building a commercial plant in China aiming to make up to 100 million doses of the vaccine in a year.
Chinese authorities have also ordered to shut down Xinfadi market, a major wholesale food market in Beijing, and the place with all the new Covid-19 cases are connected. Companies whose employees have visited that market must supervise that they quarantine for 14 days at home.
China has committed to donating 30 million test kits per month to African states. The country will also give 10 000 ventilators and 80 million masks to the continent. The donation is expected to greatly increase the continents’ testing capacity.
Ten thousand surgical masks, 20 infrared thermometers and 100 bottles of sanitizers were donated to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE). The Minister of MoSHE noted that the Company’s donation would further cement the partnership between the Ministry and Huawei.
The team of 12 medical experts in the field of respiratory illnesses, infectious diseases, intensive medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, infection control, public health and nursing came from Hunan province to share their experience in fighting Covid-19 with their Zimbabwean counterparts. The team also brought some much needed medical supplies.
All districts in the city have been told to submit a plan of how they will prepare to conduct testing of everyone within 10 days. A document from Wuhan’s anti-virus department says the testing of vulnerable groups should be prioritized.
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