Chinese mainland saw 1 new confirmed COVID-19 case
Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of one new confirmed COVID-19 case on the Chinese mainland Friday, which was imported case.
Hubei lowers COVID-19 emergency response levelHubei Province lowers its emergency response to the novel coronavirus epidemic from the top level to the second level starting from today.
China has a four-tier response system for public health emergencies that determines what measures it will implement, with level one being the most serious.
China's ecological environment improves in 2019
China saw progress in ecological environment protection as the quality of air, surface water and oceans improved in 2019, according to a report on environmental protection.
The share of good air quality days in China's 337 cities at or above the prefecture level hit 82 percent in 2019, with 157 cities nationwide meeting the air quality standards, said the report submitted to the ongoing regular session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
According to the report, the share of surface water with a good quality rating at grade III or above was up 3.9 percentage points year on year, while the worst-rated water quality decreased by 3.3 percentage points over the last year.
Rest stops appear in Hangzhou in tribute to workers
Just before International Labor Day, many heart-warming rest stops appeared in Hangzhou in a tribute to grassroots workers.
This is part of a community welfare program, named "a square meter warm corner" that is dedicated to building rest stops in public areas for grassroots workers including food and express delivery staff, chauffeurs, and outdoor workers.
Free water, drinks, snacks, napkins, and cell-phone chargers are available at the rest stops. Some stops also put up a board on which notes were written by local residents to express their appreciation to the workers, especially during the pandemic.
These heart-warming stops have seen positive feedback from both workers and the public. Starting in 2019, more and more cities and other locations have answered to the call to offer a more comfortable and considerate environment for outdoor workers.