Covid-19: More countries reject Chinese-made equipment

The Netherlands has been among the countries reporting faulty Chinese-made equipment PARIS, March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) —A number of European governments have rejected Chinese-made equipment designed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of testing kits and medical masks are below standard or defective, according to authorities in Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands. Europe…

UAE’s Mohamed Bin Zayed Receives Phone Call From Sri Lankan PM

ABU DHABI, Mar 31 (NNN-WAM) – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, today received a phone call from Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, to discuss ways to enhance fraternal relations in all domains, as…

Update: Global lockdown tightens as Covid-19 deaths mount

PARIS, March 31 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting themarch of the coronavirus pandemic extended worldwide Monday as the death toll soared past 37,600 amid new waves of US outbreaks. Despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy and Spain, the tough measuresthat have confined some two-fifths of the globe’s…

46 More Individuals Nabbed For Violating MCO In Sarawak

KUCHING, Mar 31 (NNN-BERNAMA) – Forty-six more individuals were detained for breaching the Movement Control Order (MCO) throughout Sarawak, in operations conducted from 8.00 am yesterday to 8.00 am today. Sarawak Deputy Police Commissioner, Datuk Dev Kumar M.M. Sree said, with the latest arrests, the total number of people detained for…

Chinese Community Pooling Efforts To Help Fight COVID-19 In U.S.

NEW YORK, Mar 31 (NNN-XINHUA) – Chinese Americans and local operations of Chinese companies are making hard efforts to donate medical supplies to hospitals, police stations and local residents, to ease shortage and help fight COVID-19 in the United States. Among those who donate, 115 restaurant owners from the Chinese…

Japan To Ban U.S., China, Europe Travellers

TOKYO, Mar 30 (NNN-NHK) – Japan will step up its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, by banning the entry of foreign citizens travelling from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe. Non-Japanese citizens, who have been in any of these areas in the past two…

Update: US Pres Trump ditches hopes of quick virus bounce-back as more countries globally opted for lockdowns

A staff member checks equipment in the ICU room of a field hospital being set up in Cremona, Italy WASHINGTON, March 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) — President Donald Trump abandoned his timetable for life returning to normal in the United States,extending emergency coronavirus restrictions for another month, while Spain suffered its deadliest…

Overseas Chinese Association In Bangladesh Donates Medical Supplies To Bangladesh Police

DHAKA, Mar 30 (NNN-BSS) – Overseas Chinese Association in Bangladesh (OCAIB), made donations of medical supplies to support Bangladesh Police, in fighting COVID-19 in the country. The supplies, including medical masks, medical protective clothing and testing reagents, were handed over to Inspector General of Bangladesh Police, Mohammad Javed Patwary, by…

DPRK Conducts Test-Firing Of Super-Large Multiple Rocket Launchers

PYONGYANG, Mar 30 (NNN-KCNA) – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), successfully test-fired super-large multiple rocket launchers on Sunday, it was reported on Monday morning. The report said, the test was conducted by the Academy of Defence Science, to verify the tactical and technological specifications of the launch system…

Covid-19: Netherlands recalls faulty masks imported from China

AMSTERDAM, March 30 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Dutch officials have recalled tens of thousands of masks imported from China and distributed to hospitals battling the coronavirus outbreak because they do not meet quality standards, the health ministry said. They received delivery of masks from a Chinese manufacturer on March 21, the ministry…
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