Asia Today: Beijing's daily affairs have declined, and India has grown rapidly



BEIJING  China's capital Beijing reported Thursday that newly confirmed coronavirus cases have dropped as the city continues to take stringent measures to spread its spread.


A total of 158 people have been infected since a new outbreak was detected in the Shinfed Wholesale market last week, a Beijing city government spokesman said. Hu Hazel said Thursday that it is looking for close contacts to quickly identify all possible cases between strengthening testing and other preventive and regulatory measures.

According to city government official Ngang Ji, any person near the market with his close contacts from May 30 will be kept at home for 14 days and tested at least twice.

Zhang said the city has closed its borders for all confirmed cases, suspicious cases, patients with fever, and close contact with foreign and other provinces. China has already banned many foreigners from entering the country, and foreign diplomats from abroad must also be home alone for two weeks.

Zhang said all indoor public spaces, including the clubhouse and party room in the apartment complex, will be closed. Offices, restaurants, and hotels in the high-risk area will be closed. Flights have already been halved at two airports in the city.

Beijing reported 21 cases Thursday, down from 31 on Wednesday. Of the 28 new cases nationally, four were brought by Chinese travelers from outside the country, and the cities of Tianjin and Hebei Province, both of which bordered Beijing.

Of the 83,293 cases reported since the virus was detected in central city Wuhan late last year, no new deaths have been reported, leaving a total of 4,634 cases.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged China to tell everyone about the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Pompeii in Hawaii on Wednesday with Yang Jiechi, the top diplomat of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Pompeo "emphasizes the need for full transparency and information sharing to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future outbreaks," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:

- India has recorded a maximum of 12,281 coronavirus cases, increasing the total caseload to 366,946, but the government has re-enforced the lockout nationwide. India's death toll has risen from 334 to 12,237 in the last 24 hours, according to a health ministry statement. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejected the new lockdown, saying that the country needs to think about unlocking more and reducing all possibilities of harming people. On March 25, the nationwide lockout was now restricted to high-risk areas. When this was imposed, unemployed workers trapped in big cities in India were left to travel long distances to their home villages, leaving migrants without food to risk the virus spreading.

South Korea has had 59 cases, with infections rising in the greater capital. South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that 12,257 were brought to the national caseload, including 280 million. 39 of the new cases come from Seoul and its metropolitan area, where financial authorities have banned STEM transmission to increase economic activity and reduce attitudes toward social disturbances. Eight new cases are related to international arrivals. Health officials are concerned that imported cases will increase as the virus reappears in China. South Korea requires two weeks of detention for all travelers from overseas.

- New Zealand has reported an extra case on a passenger who left after arriving from Pakistan. New Zealand appears to have ended the community transmission of the virus but has confirmed three of its most recent arrivals. Additionally, the New Zealand economy shrank by 1.6% in the first three months of the year, although this decline is likely to slow in the second quarter. Figures released by the virus show that the first week of the virus lockdown was occupied by New Zealand, which lasted more than two months. However, GDP declines are the biggest in 29 years and the country has confirmed that it is in recession. The figures compare GDP in the first quarter to the previous quarter. According to a separate measure comparing GDP in the first quarter to 2019, the economy contracted 0.2%.

- Australia's lucrative international education sector reopens after the epidemic ends, with plans to send 350 foreign students to two universities in the Australian capital. The Australian National University and the University of Canberra are expected to fly a chartered flight for students from Singapore in late July. With the arrival of the students, the hotel will go into quarantine and may be the first foreign students to return to Australia's campuses. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said Australia would not be allowed to undertake regular international travel before next year. International Mining is Australia's most attractive export after mining.

- Hong Kong Disneyland has opened its doors to visitors for the first time in nearly five months with low efficiency and social distance action in space. The theme park was temporarily closed in late January due to a coronavirus outbreak and is the second Disney-themed park to reopen worldwide after Shanghai Disneyland. Smaller crowds of visitors lined the park early in the morning, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse took on the big taxiSec and waved at the eager crowd.

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