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University of Hong Kong cites the optimal temperature for corona virus
Corona virus COVID-19 is most active at 4 C.
In particular, at this temperature, the virus can exist for more than two weeks, according to a report by scientists.Corona virus can live on the outside of medical masks for at least a week. How much corona virus exists at different temperatures: 4 C — more than two weeks;
22 C — about a week;
37 C — less than two days;
56 C — less than 30 min;
70 C — less than 5 min.
Scientists also learned on what surfaces and how much corona virus can be. At room temperature and 65% relative humidity, COVID-19 may exist:
On the outside of the mask — at least two weeks;
on stainless steel and plastic — less than a week;
on glass — less than four days;
on wood and fabrics — less than two days;
on paper — less than three hours.
Hong Kong airport is equipped with anti-virus boxes
The management of the Hong Kong airport decided to organize special sanitary corridors for passengers, implying continuous anti-virus processing. Technologically, it will look like a telephone box, inside of which a continuous disinfection is carried out.
Currently, such "sanitary booths" are already used in the work of the staff of the Hong Kong airport, which is being processed before and after the shift.
China identifies mistakenly hundreds of infected people as “recovered” ones
Over 900 people in Wuhan who recently became infected with the corona virus were mistakenly identified as having recovered. This is evidenced by the National Health Commission of China.
Updated estimates showed the results which grew by almost 50%.
China has reported about ill people in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan
In Hong Kong, only 1,029 occasions of new corona virus infection were detected during all the time. In Macau , 45 infected ones were detected and 425 infected were reported in Taiwan.
The four people died in Hong Kong, in Taiwan - 6 ones. This information is unchanged for several weeks. The total amount of cases throughout China reached 82,788 people, including 4,632 dead.
Tesla opened the 1st online store
Tesla, an American electrical car manufacturer, declared the opening of its first flag online shop at Tiball's leading Chinese e-commerce platform, owned by Alibaba.
In the store, consumers will be able to buy auto parts and additional components. In addition, a pre-recording option for passing a test drive will be available on the platform.
The publication notes that China's powerful digital economy assists a multinational company enter the Chinese market. Tmall.com statistics. shows that over the previous 2 months, more than 12,000 brands have entered the Chinese platform, including IKEA, Prada, and Giorgio Armani.
Recall: in March of this year, Tesla sold 10,160 cars in China, which was the highest figure for the month in the world's largest automobile market.
China transferred 150 million medical masks to Russia
150 million medical masks have arrived in Russia from China through various channels. This was announced by President Vladimir Putin.
Putin recalled that during an epidemic in Chinese Wuhan in February, Moscow also handed over two million masks to the PRC as humanitarian aid.
Earlier, Beijing gave Russia 300 thousand protective suits for Russian doctors working with infected corona virus, and promised to deliver another 1.6 million by the end of April.
China introduces pay in national cryptocurrency
Who will issue cryptocurrency...
Four state-owned banks will issue cryptocurrencies: Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China and China Construction Bank.
In an official document, all government institutions in Suzhou are invited to sign contracts for the issuance of Chinese digital currency with these banks, since the system is scheduled to be launched in May.All officials will be asked to download and install digital wallets developed by banks to receive their payments.
It is worth noting that the Alipay payment system has confirmed its participation in the development and issue of state digital currency, including mechanisms for issuing and circulating altcoins.
In addition, the other day it was reported that ABC has already begun testing a mobile application for the national cryptocurrency. The presented version of the program allows you to pay by QR code, send and receive payments, exchange digital money, manage your wallet, track transactions.
China does not have enough knowledge to create corona virus
Most countries around the world suspect China of creating the deadly coronavirus COVID-19, which has infected more than 2 million people in the world. However, in China it was stated that they comply with strict regulations for working with samples, therefore they deny the artificial creation of a corona virus. This was stated by the head of the Wuhan Institute of Virology Yuan Zhiming. According to the agency, when they announced the blocking of borders in China, the team of virologists and experts of the institute continued to study the origin of the virus in various areas related to corona virus.
According to Yuan Zhiming, in the case of corona virus, there is no evidence that would indicate the artificial origin of this virus.
"I will never believe that humanity already has enough knowledge to synthesize such a virus," he said.
The head of the institute noted that employees comply with strict procedures for handling samples. And this is one of the reasons why none of the employees of the institute became infected.
China requires Hong Kong to pass a law prohibiting any action against the government of China
Luo Huining, China’s main representative in Hong Kong, said on Wednesday, April 15, that Hong Kong should adopt laws to ensure the region’s patrial security as soon as possible. They meant a package of laws prohibiting any action directed against the PRC authorities. In particular, he stated the need to urgently stop all anti-government outcries that “threaten the law of” 1 land, 2 systems “.
“If the anthill, which undermines the rule of law, is not cleaned up, the patrial security dam will be ruined, and the welfare of all Hong Kong inhabitants will be undermined,” Mr. Luo said during a televised address. Mr. Luo declared the need to urgently adopt the laws that were drafted and discussed back in 2003. Among them — Art. 23 of the Hong Kong Constitution, which states that the Hong Kong authorities must independently pass laws aimed at suppressing attempts at high treason, separatism, riots and other subversive activities against the central government of China. An attempt to adopt these laws 17 years ago led to mass protests — then about 500 thousand people took to the streets of Hong Kong.
China has closed all ground checkpoints on the border with the Russian Federation
In Heilongjiang, corona virus was detected in 79 citizens per day, who arrived from Moscow. It is reported that after April 13, the border checkpoint Suifenhe (Heilongjiang) is closed for passenger traffic, and there is still a ban on the movement of passengers through the Zabaykalsk-Manchuria checkpoint. In addition, pontoon crossing over the Amur River was stopped. So, through the checkpoint Blagoveshchensk - Heihe (Heilongjiang) it is now impossible to cross the border.
As noted, in Heilongjiang Province, corona virus was detected in 79 Chinese citizens who arrived from Moscow per day. Thus, the total number of infections from abroad in the province increased to 326.