China says it will block “second wave” of “Corona”


Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that his country will categorically prevent the re-emergence of the “Corona” virus on its soil, in light of the increasing pressure caused by cases of infection from abroad.The president added that China will improve its capabilities in dealing with major public health emergencies.
In the same context, data showed the National Health Commission that China recorded one new infection with the virus, down from two the previous day. The commission stated that no new cases were reported among people coming from abroad.

China supports international review “after the epidemic”
China supports the establishment of a committee led by the World Health Organization to review the world’s response to the “Covid-19” epidemic, after it faced pressure from several parties to allow an international investigation, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Shuning.
Shuning said that the review process should take place “in an open, transparent and comprehensive manner for all … and in a timely manner after the end of the epidemic” and under the supervision of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tidros Adanum Gebresos.

Trade deficit
China recorded a deficit in the current account balance of $ 29.7 billion in the first three months of the year, according to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
The initial balance of capital and financial transactions for the same period recorded a surplus of $ 29.7 billion. The Foreign Exchange Department said that international payments to China were affected by the outbreak in the first quarter, adding that the payments are expected to remain generally balanced in the future.

Football returns
The president of the Chinese Football Association, Chen Shuyuan, was quoted by Xinhua as saying that there is a possibility for the start of the Chinese Premier League soccer season 2020 in late June, while the game association in the most populated countries of the world is currently developing plans to establish The season that was scheduled to start on February 22nd.
“The first plan is to end the season with 30 rounds of matches (…) We have the second plan if the season is decided to start in late June and end in December, and we also developed a third plan to start the season at a later date after that,” said Shuyuan.
“If we implement the second plan, we will only have four months ahead of the national team’s schedule of association and the AFC Champions League program. In these circumstances, we may divide the 16 teams into two groups so that the champion and the descending teams will be determined in two phases,” Shuyuan added.


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