Zhejiang saw one new imported case
Wednesday Zhejiang saw one new imported COVID-19 case from Italy. As of 24:00 on April 8, a total of 49 imported cases were reported in Zhejiang and 19 of them were discharged. In addition, one new imported asymptomatic infection from Spain was confirmed.
Chinese mainland reports 63 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,865 by Wednesday, including 1,160 patients who were still being treated, 77,370 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,335 people who died of the disease.
Exposing yourself to the sun DOES NOT prevent the coronavirus disease
You can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19.
To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
Alibaba Launches Big Relief Initiative for SMEs!
Zhejiang Province and Alibaba Group jointly launched an initiative Tuesday to boost the digital development of small and medium-sized enterprises.
As for export-focused SMEs, Alibaba will help them to expand into new markets through platforms such as AliExpress, Lazada and Tmall World and help a subset of these SMEs transform and develop their business through measures such as resource support, fee reductions and fast-track processing.
As for the manufacturing sector, it aims at activating manufacturing belts, incubating a group of "Super Producer IP" designations, and fostering 10 digitized manufacturing clusters with production output valued at tens of billion yuan. Also, it will help 1,000 factories realize direct-to-consumer sales of over 100 million yuan (about 14.2 million U.S. dollars) within three years.
Alibaba will also establish 1,000 digitized agricultural centers across China, according to the initiative.
In addition, the e-commerce giant will help alleviate financing challenges for more SMEs by extending "immediate settlement" services until June 30. The online merchant bank of Ant Financial, Alibaba's financial affiliate, will work with hundreds of traditional banks to provide zero-contact loans to tens of millions of SMEs.
In Pics: Wuhan Lifts Outbound Travel Restrictions
Aerial combo photos showed differences in Wuhan on January 26, 2020 (upper) and April 8, 2020. With long lines of cars streaming through expressway tollgates and masked passengers boarding trains, the megacity of Wuhan lifted outbound travel restrictions on Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown imposed to stem the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Yellow Crane Tower and the Yangtze River Bridge
Hankou Railway Station
Yanjiang Avenue in Hankou District
Optics Valley Square