Wuhan, China, officially closed the seal on April 8 after experiencing the closure for more than two months. Local officials expect more than 50,000 people to leave Wuhan by transportation. On the other hand, US President Trump on the 7th criticized the WHO’s handling of the new crown epidemic, accused the organization of serious negligence, and threatened to consider freezing the US budget provided to WHO.
(Voice Deutschland Chinese Website) Wuhan, China officially lifted the closure of the city for more than two months in the early hours of April 8, and the city’s external traffic has gradually recovered. According to the China News Network report, as long as the people with Hubei Health Code show “green code”, they can leave Wuhan. To this end, the major stations in Wuhan have also restarted the inbound passage and resumed passenger inbound passenger transportation services, and passengers can travel by car after measuring body temperature and verifying their identity.
Chinanews.com quoted the introduction of the head of the Railway Wuhan Bureau Group, and the report mentioned according to official estimates that the ticket sales on April 7th: “On April 8th, there will be 276 passenger trains from various stations in the Wuhan area to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Nanning and other places, 54 of which originated in Wuhan. The destinations of tourists are more concentrated in the Pearl River Delta region, accounting for about 40% of the total number of passengers leaving Wuhan.
Trump threatens to freeze WHO funds
At the same time, US President Trump criticized the effectiveness of the WHO ’s handling of the new crown epidemic at the White House ’s regular press conference on the 7th, and once threatened to freeze the US budget for WHO ’s annual budget. He later changed his mouth and said: “I didn’t say that I would really do this, after all, the United States is the number one sponsor of the WHO.”
However, Trump still accused the WHO of serious negligence in handling the new crown epidemic, and even questioned the possibility of WHO concealing true information in the early stages of the outbreak of the new crown epidemic. He speculated that WHO may have more information than the actual information when the epidemic began. He also criticized the World Health Organization for fighting the epidemic through a “China-centric” approach.
On the same day, New York and New Jersey in the United States had the highest number of fatal cases in a single day since the outbreak. New York State notified 731 cases of new crown deaths on Tuesday, and this number quickly reduced the optimism of US government officials on Monday about the development of the epidemic.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an interview with the media: “We lost 731 state residents today, and each number represents a life. This life often involves a family, a mother, a father , A sister or a younger brother. So today is a painful day for many New Yorkers. “
Although the number of fatalities has reached a new high, the number of inpatients in New York State hospitals has shown a downward trend for several consecutive days. Comer said that the trend of hospitalization in New York State may soon be flat, but he said whether the number of new hospitalizations depends on whether the people abide by the government’s guidelines for maintaining social distance.
US President Trump criticized the effectiveness of the WHO ’s handling of the new crown epidemic at the White House ’s regular press conference on the 7th, and once threatened to freeze the US budget for WHO ’s annual budget. He later changed his mouth and said: “I didn’t say that I would really do this, after all, the United States is the number one sponsor of the WHO.”
Overall, the United States added 28,608 confirmed cases and 1919 death cases on Tuesday, increasing the cumulative number of diagnoses and deaths to 395612 and 12790. The number of single-day fatalities in New Jersey on Tuesday came to 232, which is a significant increase from the double-digit fatalities of the previous two days.
Even so, New York Governor Comer said he was discussing with New Jersey and Connecticut Governors plans to restart business activities in the area.
Johnson is still in the intensive care unit
In addition, the British Prime Minister Johnson, who was sent to the intensive care unit for treatment on Monday due to the deterioration of his condition, continued to stay in the intensive care unit on Tuesday evening. A Johnson spokesman said that Johnson is currently in stable condition and not bad in spirit. The British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, who represents Johnson, said that Johnson is a fighter, so he is confident that Johnson can overcome the new crown virus.
Rab said that Johnson is currently receiving general respiratory treatment in the intensive care unit, and he temporarily does not need any equipment to assist breathing. On the same day, 10 Downing Street also confirmed that the original plan to review whether to lift the blockade next Monday has also been temporarily terminated.
On the same day, an EU spokesperson said that the chairman of the European Academy, Mauro Ferrari, announced his resignation. The report pointed out that Ferrari said in a statement that it was very disappointed with the way the EU handled the new crown epidemic, and said that while trying to quickly start scientific research related to the new crown virus, it encountered many institutional and political obstacles.
He wrote in the statement: “I have witnessed enough EU political operations and how the EU manages science. I have lost faith in the EU system.” The EU spokesman said that he hoped that the European Research Institute could share more about The details of Ferrari’s resignation, but did not provide more information in the first place.
UN Security Council holds video conference
After being criticized by the outside world for several days in a row, the UN Security Council held its first meeting in a month through videoconferencing on Tuesday. The Security Council also released a 10-minute segment of the meeting, which mainly discussed the situation of the African country Mali against the rebel forces. Last month, China was the rotating chairman of the Security Council, but the entire March Council only held a meeting on March 12. This approach also attracted criticism from 25 countries.
On Tuesday’s meeting, after the live footage of Mali was broadcast live, the screen appeared black. Agence France-Presse reported that the remaining meetings were completed in private by member countries, rather than sharing them with the outside world through video broadcasting as in the past. The United Nations blamed the technical problems of the videoconferencing, and many member states promised to make their speeches public in the future.
The UN Security Council convened its first meeting in a month through videoconferencing on Tuesday, and the Security Council also released a 10-minute segment of the meeting, which mainly discussed the situation of the African country Mali against the rebel forces.
In addition, the latest data released by the Chinese National Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday (April 8) show that China has added 62 new diagnosed cases and 2 fatal cases, increasing the cumulative number of confirmed diagnoses and fatalities to 81802 and 3333. 62 cases 59 of the new cases were imported from abroad, and 3 were local cases. Among them, there are 2 cases in Shandong and 1 in Guangdong.
Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, did not report any new cases on Tuesday. On the other hand, China also added 137 asymptomatic infections on Tuesday, 102 of which were imported from abroad. At present, there are 1095 asymptomatic infected people in China undergoing medical observation.
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