Chinese, Foreign Nationals Face Equal Quarantine Measures

Source: HangzhouTube, China Daily, Xinhua News

Good afternoon

The weather in Hangzhou will continue to heat up this week after the strong wind over the weekend. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the maximum temperature will be above 20 , and on Thursday, it may reach 28! After a day of summer experience, it will be rainy on Friday, and the temperature will begin to drop, and we will be expecting a rainy weekend.

Offical: foreign and Chinese nationals will be treated eaually

Foreign and Chinese nationals face equal quarantine measures in China in accordance with the law amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, a senior Chinese health official said Monday.

As stipulated in relevant laws such as the law on the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, everyone in China, no matter of foreign or Chinese nationalities, face equal epidemic prevention and control measures including medical treatment and community-based quarantine requirements, said Wang Bin with the National Health Commission, at a press conference.

Responding to a question about the quarantine measures for foreign nationals in south China's Guangdong Province, Wang said Guangdong has adopted the same standards as other provincial-level regions in China, which require inbound travelers to go through a 14-day quarantine in designated places.

Hangzhou has started school!

After one of the longest winter vacations in history, on Monday, graduating students of senior and junior high schools in Zhejiang returned to class. School adopted arranging the students to enter in a staggered manner as per classes to ensure the safety.

The students kept their distance from each other and lined up at the gate for temperature screening

Besides the security guards and volunteers, teachers were at the gate too in the early morning to remind students to keep distance from others

China mainland reports 89 new confirmed cases

Chinese mainland reports 89 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 86 imported cases, and 54 new asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.

Truck loses brakes, smashes homes

Nine people were killed and eight injured when a heavy truck lost control and crashed into residences on Monday in Luoyuan county, Fujian province, according to local police.

The accident occurred at about 6:17 am after the truck had a brake failure on a downhill section and smashed into two houses on the side of National Highway 104. 

Authorities at provincial and city levels have sent relief personnel to the scene and orderly traffic is resuming.

Jack Ma tops influential business leaders list: Fortune

Fortune China released a ranking of China's 50 most influential business leaders in 2020 on Monday, with Jack Ma Yun, founder of e-commerce heavyweight Alibaba, Ren Zhengfei, founder of telecom giant Huawei and Wang Chuanfu, chairman of automaker BYD's board of directors, rounding out the top 3.

Other Chinese internet magnates on the top 10 list include Pony Ma Huateng,  chairman and CEO of Tencent (4th); Zhang Yiming, founder and global CEO of ByteDance (5th).

Lei Jun, founder, chairman and CEO of smartphone maker Xiaomi technology, took the 9th spot.

In the manufacturing industry, listed tycoons are Terry Guo Taiming, founder of electronics manufacturer Hon Hai group (6th); Cao Dewang, chairman of Fuyao Glass Group (7th); Li Shufu, chairman of automaker Geely Holding Group (8th) and Dong Mingzhu, chairwoman and president of home appliances maker Gree Electric Appliances (10th).

Wuhan couple re-prepare for the wedding

Luo and Cheng pose for wedding photos at Jiangtan Park in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 12, 2020. Luo Jian and Cheng Yishuang had planned to take wedding photos and hold wedding ceremony in Wuhan after the Spring Festival, which fell on Jan. 25 this year, but the plan was unexpectedly interrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic.

As the coronavirus epidemic waned, Wuhan has resumed marriage registration service for citizens since April 3.

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