Jun 1, 2020, 10:43 AM
A few hours after Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of mosques throughout the country, with the exception of Makkah, from May 31, a circular has been issued to mosque staff on new rules to be observed by worshippers.
COVID-19 vaccine development and deployment in China, when available, will be made a global public good, which will be China’s contribution to ensuring vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries, said Xi.
Xi said China has all along acted with openness, transparency and responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.
“In China, after making painstaking efforts and enormous sacrifice, we have turned the tide on the virus and protected the life and health of our people,” Xi said. “All along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility.”
“We have provided information to WHO and relevant countries in a most timely fashion. We have released the genome sequence at the earliest possible time,” Xi noted.
“We have shared control and treatment experience with the world without reservation. We have done everything in our power to support and assist countries in need,” Xi said.
China will work with other G20 members to implement the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the poorest countries, Xi said.
China is also ready to work with the international community to bolster support for the hardest-hit countries under the greatest strain of debt service, so that they could tide over the current difficulties, Xi said.
China will work with the United Nations to set up a global humanitarian response depot and hub in China, ensure the operation of anti-epidemic supply chains and foster “green corridors” for fast-track transportation and customs clearance, said Xi.
China will establish a cooperation mechanism for its hospitals to pair up with 30 African hospitals, Xi said.
China will also accelerate the building of the Africa CDC headquarters to help the continent ramp up its disease preparedness and control capacity, Xi said.
Source: China Daily
Mbassey Manneh, women activist cum programme officer for Think Young Women (TYW) has called on Gambian political leaders to give women the opportunity to participate in the political arena effectively to ensure their political representation.
Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara on Wednesday told lawmakers that over 4000 Gambian migrants in Germany are on the verge of being repatriated to The Gambia, Fatu Network reports.