New Zealand ambassador sends message of support to China

Clare Fearnley, New Zealand ambassador to China, recorded a video message on Tuesday, expressing support to the Chinese people in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak. Speaking in fluent Mandarin in the video, Fearnley says that New Zealand stands with China in facing and overcoming difficulties brought by the outbreak. She also uses a…

Conflict regions vulnerable to COVID-19 catastrophe

ANKARA¬† Specter of the novel coronavirus casts its shadow on areas of conflict in the Middle East, sparking the fear of an imminent catastrophe. The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, which first appeared in Wuhan, China last December, has spread to at least 177 countries and territories, according to data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins…

Last batch of medical workers from Xinjiang return home from Hubei

Medical team members leave the Diwopu International Airport by bus in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 30, 2020. Xinjiang’s last batch of medical workers returned to Xinjiang on Monday after aiding the fight againt the COVID-19 in central China’s Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Sadat)

Turkish Cyprus reports first COVID-19 death

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus¬† The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) confirmed on Saturday the first death in the country due to the novel coronavirus. A 67-year-old German male patient succumbed to the virus in Lefkosa, the Health Ministry said in a statement. The patient suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension….

Dollar changes hands around 107.76 yen level in early trade in Tokyo

TOKYO, March 31 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar changed hands around the 107.76 yen level in early deals in Tokyo on Tuesday. As markets opened here, the dollar was quoted at 108.08-09 yen compared with 107.76-86 yen in New York and 107.98-108.00 yen at 5 p.m. on Monday in Tokyo. The euro, meanwhile, fetched 1.1028-1029…