The brightest and largest supermoon of 2020 rose in the night sky on Tuesday around the world where millions are in lockdown due to the novel coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.
According to diplomats, the UN Security Council will hold its first meeting over the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, after weeks of divisions among its five permanent members, diplomats said Monday.
Beijing has encouraged factories to increase the production of medical supplies as pandemic kills over 65,000 globally and parts of the world face protective equipment shortage.
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Beijing has sought to stamp out the risk of a second wave of infections by shutting its borders to foreign travellers and cutting international flights.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
Chinese authorities will on April 8 lift the months-long lockdown in the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated. But fears persist over a second wave of infections fuelled by people arriving from overseas.
Italy has reported 1,420 deaths since Friday, a grim figure that suggests the pandemic is breaking through the government's various containment and social distancing measures. Here's what's happening on March 21.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China first told the US of the novel coronavirus outbreak on January 3, with the State Department alerting Americans in Wuhan on January 15.
Argentinians in the Patagonia desert perceive the Chinese space centre in a positive light, even though it has been an uncomfortable development for Washington.
The move escalates a tit-for-tat between China and the United States over resident foreign media that saw Washington this month slash the number of Chinese nationals permitted to work at the US offices of major Chinese state-owned media outlets.
The World Health Organisation is the best positioned to initiate a joint effort, but it says member states are not forthcoming with data.
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