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After Reporting 2,345 Death, Chinese Counting Shows A Drop In New Coronavirus Cases

According to the National Health Commission, the fatalities in China due to novel coronavirus has increased by 109. The new number of new coronavirus death cases is 2,345.

Novel coronavirus cases in China

397 new cases of coronavirus infection cases were reported nationwide and it is down from nearly 900. The total number of coronavirus cases is 76,000. The drop in the cases was found while the officials in Hubei province were revising the figures to clear the data.

The National Health Commission said that the data of new cases for February 19 was revised up to 820 that was up from 394 previously reported. The new numbers also increased the confirmed coronavirus cases for February 20. The new figure was 75,891 that was up by 400 numbers.

Data revision ordered

The local authorities in Hubei decided to change the past data announced on Friday. It was done to introduce a new counting technique to clear the doubts over data. But the new way would further complicate the efforts of tracking the spread of illness.

Last week, patients diagnosed via clinical methods including lung imaging … Read the rest

Melania Trump Tweets To Thank Narendra Modi For His Invitation

US First Lady Melania Trump thanked PM Narendra Modi for inviting POTUS and her to visit India. She tweeted to thank Modi and said that she was excited about the grand welcome planned in India.

Trumps visiting India

Donald Trump and Melania Trump are visiting India on February 24. It would be a two-day visit starting with a grand event in Ahmedabad in Modi’s home state Gujarat.

On February 24, Donald Trump would participate in a grand event similar to the “Howdy Modi” event in the US. Called “Kem Chho Trump”, the event would he held in a newly constructed Sardar Patel Stadium with a seating capacity of more than 1.10 lakh. Trump will inaugurate the stadium said to be bigger than the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Before the Kem Chho Trump event, Modi and Trump will do a roadshow along a 10-km decked-up stretch from the Ahmedabad airport to Sabarmati Ashram. Trump will also visit Sabarmati Ashram to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

PM Modi tweeted on POTUS visit

Narendra Modi tweeted that India would accord a memorable welcome to the esteemed guests. He further … Read the rest

Why Is Trump Excited About Visiting India?

US President Donald Trump said that he was willing to sign a trade pact with India during his visit to New Delhi on February 24 and 25. He is coming on the invitation of Narendra Modi and Modi assured that Trump’s visit would be a very special one in establishing the Indo-US friendship.

Indo-US trade deal

India is demanding certain benefits like exemption from high duties, resumption of export benefits and greater market access for its domestic products. The US also wants greater access for its products and cut on import duties. It also raised concerns over high trade deficit with India. It was $16.9 billion in 2018-19.

PM Modi tweeted for Trump

Modi said that India and US shared a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. The further said that a robust friendship between India and US isn’t good only for the citizens of both countries but for the world.

Past meetings of Modi and Trump

Modi and Trump have developed a personal rapport over the three years. In 2019, they met a record four times and it includes the historic joint summit before a strong 50k audience of … Read the rest

Xi Jinping Visits Hospitals After Coronavirus Killed Over 1,000 And Infected Over 40,000 Across China

With 103 new deaths reported from the hard-hit Hubei province, the total number of fatalities due the coronavirus in China crosses the one thousand mark. According to the latest figures it is 1,011. Also, Hubei health commission confirmed 2,097 new cases in its latest update.

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits hospitals

The president called for “more decisive measures” to contain the outbreak. He made this statement after meeting the medical workers and patients admitted in hospitals.

WHO sent team to China

World Health Organization sent an international expert mission under the leadership of Bruce Aylward to check China’s response to the coronavirus. Bruce had supervised the organization’s 2014-2016 response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Meanwhile WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that there had been some “concerning instances” of coronavirus infection with no travel history to China. Britain said that the coronavirus in UK had been doubled from 4 to 8. It also said that the outbreak of novel coronavirus was a “serious and imminent threat”.

The US President Donald Trump expressed his belief that the novel coronavirus would disappear with onset of … Read the rest

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Breaks Longest Female Stay Record

Christina Koch became the first woman astronaut to spend close to 11 months aboard the International Space Station. She was there in space with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency.

NASA’s astronaut Christina Koch

Koch was seated and smiling while touching down at 0912 GMT. She dropped on the Kazakh steppe after spending 328 days in space. The world saw her as she was extracted from the Soyuz descent module in the video footage of Roscosmos space agency.

The 41-year old Michigan-born engineer was blasted off on March 14 last year. She returned safely to earth on February 7, 2020. The US President Donald Trump congratulated Koch on Twitter.

Trump hailed Koch

Donald Trump congratulated Koch on breaking the female record of longest stay in the space. He also said that she was inspiring the young women and making the US proud.

Koch broke record

The earlier record of 289 days was made by NASA veteran Peggy Whitson in 2016-17. But Koch broke that record on December 28. Today, she is only female astronaut to stay … Read the rest

Why Are Chinese Netizens Calling Li Wenliang A Martyr?

With over 560 dead and more than 28,000 infected, novel coronavirus infection is really a pandemic. But one of the dead persons include a doctor who was the among the first to warn the public about the outbreak and its severity.

Li Wenliang

An ophthalmologist by profession, Li was working in Wuhan Central Hospital in Hubei province that was the epicentre of the outbreak. He observed symptoms of the deadly SAARS virus in the early patients visiting the hospital. And the 34-year old doctor lost no time in understanding that there was another outbreak of virus. He sent alert messages his friends on December 30 but was later summoned for “rumour-mongering” along with other whistle-blowers.

China mourns death of Li Wenliang

The hospital where Li worked made a statement after his death. The statement read that the doctor got infection while treating other patients. And that he breathed his last on February 7. The hospital tried its best to save a valuable life but he couldn’t be saved.

People reacted to Li’s death

Li was summoned along with others for “rumour-mongering” and later he was made to sign a statement … Read the rest