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China notes the indispensability of nurses in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic

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Watch the information and publicistic program “Chinese Panorama” on TV channel “Greater Asia” (Issue 136):
  • In Chongqing, a passenger plane skidded off the runway and caught fire< /li>
  • Shenzhen prepares for rapid economic recovery after the wave of the pandemic 
  • China notes the indispensability of nurses in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic
  • Chinese rover discovers new traces of water on the Red Planet 

In Chongqing, a passenger plane skidded off the runway and burst into flames

A Tibetan Airlines passenger plane overran the runway and burst into flames. The accident occurred on May 12 during takeoff at Jiangbei Airport in Chongqing. 


The crew of the airliner, which was heading to the city of Nyingchi, Tibet Autonomous Region, discovered a small fire on board, and decided to suspend the takeoff. The plane then deviated from the runway. Due to the incident, this lane was closed. Flights destined for Chongqing were partially transferred to Chengdu Airport, Sichuan Province.


There were 113 passengers and nine crew members on board. 40 people were injured and taken to the hospital.

Shenzhen prepares for a rapid economic recovery after the wave of the pandemic

Shenzhen financial center, which is located in the south of the country, hardest hit by the new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The city's economy grew just 2 percent in the first quarter. This is the lowest among China's Tier 1 cities, which include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.


To catch up, the financial center has taken measures to support small and medium businesses. These include concessional lending, lower interest rates and the promotion of cross-border trade.


Zeng Xiang, CFO of a construction company, Shenzhen:

“Trade with other countries is a big part of our business. Thanks to the new support measures, we can receive RMB in real time after we submit an application for cross-border settlement with the bank. Now we do not need calculations in foreign currency. We can pay subcontractors and suppliers faster. This greatly affects the efficiency of our construction of temporary hospitals and other quarantine facilities.”


Businesses in industries that have been hardest hit during the pandemic are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance. These include public catering, wholesale and retail trade.


Pan Chunyang, Deputy Director of the Credit Management Department of the People's Bank of China, Shenzhen:

“After the introduction of new lending instruments, local banks have already disbursed 10 billion yuan to enterprises. Another 200,000 city companies are currently negotiating with banks.”


Shenzhen is home to many Chinese startups and tech giants, including Huawei. Thanks to effective measures to combat the epidemic, both production and public life began to quickly recover in the city.


China noted the indispensability of nurses in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic  ;

On May 12, Nurse's Day was celebrated all over the world. In China, these brave professionals are recognized as irreplaceable. On the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, they are working in purpose-built hospitals, isolation wards and PCR testing sites for citizens. Without leaving their posts for weeks, they played a key role during the new wave of coronavirus.


The main impact of the pandemic fell on Shanghai. To work in specially created covid hospitals, the city invited specialists from other provinces. So, in a temporary hospital on Shilong Road, medical teams from Shandong province work. There are about 50 people on each shift. This number is dynamically adjusted based on the number of patients.


Doctors and patients present paper cranes to nurses in Shanghai hospitals in honor of the holiday. It is not possible to buy a cake or flowers, but a handmade gift is much more expensive. Working in a covid clinic means serious workloads. The working day of nurses begins at five in the morning. At this time, they are doing PCR tests.


Xie Hui, medical team member from Shandong Province:

“We ship samples early in the morning so that all PCR test results are available the same day. When the tests are ready, we weed out patients who can be discharged."


Nurses look after not only adults who have contracted the coronavirus, but also babies. For example, in Sichuan Province, a newborn boy named Taotao was recently discharged after two weeks in the Infectious Diseases Department. Nine medical workers watched him in turn around the clock. His mother contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy and gave birth while in isolation. When the time came for the baby to be discharged, his parents were still in quarantine. Taotao was picked up by her aunt from the hospital. 


Chinese rover discovers new traces of water on the Red Planet 
< br> China's Zhuzhong rover has discovered new evidence for the presence of water on the Red Planet. This is stated in a scientific article about the results of the mission, which was published by scientists from China.


The main discovery of the expedition was that water remained on Mars in liquid form much longer than previously thought. Scientists analyzed the rover's data on sediments and minerals found on the plain, and also analyzed the surrounding area. It is believed that water disappeared 3 billion years ago, and the planet became lifeless.


However, a new study shows that water was on Mars in abundance just 700 million years ago. This discovery opens up a new horizon for research and theories about the fate of the Red Planet.  

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