Hangzhou's Fastest Metro is on the Way

Source: HangzhouTube, China Daily, CGTN

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On April 9, according to the local media, Hangzhou metro line 16 will be put into use soon. 
Hangzhou metro line 16 has a total length of 35.12 kilometers, starting from Yuhang Lvting Road Station in the East and reaching Lin'an Jiuzhou Street Station in the West. There are 12 stations in between, including 8 underground stations. The design speed of the subway is 120 kilometers per hour, and the one-way travel time is only 37 minutes and 50 seconds, which makes it the fastest mero of Hangzhou. The line will enable people travel to Lin'an from Yuhang within 38 minutes. 

The opening time of the line 16 is expected to be announced in soon.

The Land of Fantasy (Cirque du Soleil Xwill be back soon!

Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, show business in Hangzhou has been held up.


On April 9th, Hangzhou SUNTIANDY group, an investment operator of The Land of Fantasy (Cirque du Soleil X), confirmed that the show in Hangzhou will not be affected by the situation of Canada's Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group as they have independent management and operation rights. Meanwhile, the group revealed that under the premise of doing a good job in epidemic prevention and control, the show will be back on stage soon.

"At present, most of the actors have returned, and they began to resume normal training in late March. All the preparations for the resumption are also in progress." A person in charge said.

Four new domestically transmitted cases reported

Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, of which 38 were imported.


Four new domestically transmitted cases were reported, with three in Guangdong Province and one in Heilongjiang Province, the National Health Commission said in a daily report.

The old man watching the sunset on the hospital bed is discharged!

On April 9, Wang Xin an 87-year-old COCID-19 patient was discharged from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University.


Previously, Wang received a lot of attention because of a picture of him lying on the bed watching the sunset accompanied by his doctor in PPE.


It is understood that the elderly will go to a rehabilitation center for a 14-day isolation and medical observation.

How to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

Feeling sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry is normal during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.


Here are some tips from the World Health Organization that you can follow to cope with stress:

  • Talk to people you trust, such as friends and family.

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet, sleep and exercise.

  • Don't smoke, drink alcohol or use other drugs to deal with your emotions.

  • Get the facts. Gather information from credible sources that will help you accurately determine your risk.

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