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China eases restrictions on exports of some coronavirus equipment

China eases restrictions on exports of some coronavirus equipment

BEIJING: China is dropping a requirement that a number of key virus care products get domestic regulatory approval before export, as long as they are approved in the importing countries, the commerce ministry said on Saturday (Apr 25).

China had been stipulating such extra approval at home since the end of March after several European countries complained that Chinese-made test kits were inaccurate, in effect hampering many firms’ efforts to supply global efforts against the coronavirus pandemic.

The new ruling applies to products such as coronavirus tests, medical masks, protective suits, infrared thermometers and ventilators.

“Tonight’s new rule is a revision to (the older rule),” said Zhang Shuwen, the CEO of Liming Bio-products, a biotech firm offering coronavirus tests targeting the overseas market. “It’s wrong to have a one-size-fits-all policy…”

“Each country may have different criteria for medicines and medical devices. The priority is to meet the requirement

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Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

BERLIN: German police arrested dozens of protesters in Berlin on Saturday (Apr 25) for flouting the coronavirus lockdown measures they were demonstrating against.About 1,000 people turned out for the rally, which has become a weekly event in the German capital....

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China eases restrictions on exports of some coronavirus equipment

BEIJING: China is dropping a requirement that a number of key virus care products get domestic regulatory approval before export, as long as they are approved in the importing countries, the commerce ministry said on Saturday (Apr 25).China had been stipulating such...

In 4 US state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus – 96% without symptoms

REUTERS: When the first cases of the new coronavirus surfaced in Ohio’s prisons, the director in charge felt like she was fighting a ghost.“We weren’t always able to pinpoint where all the cases were coming from,” said Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio...

Dozens of anti-lockdown protesters arrested in Berlin

BERLIN: German police arrested dozens of protesters in Berlin on Saturday (Apr 25) for flouting the coronavirus lockdown measures they were demonstrating against.About 1,000 people turned out for the rally, which has become a weekly event in the German capital....

The rise of non-consensual in Singapore, and the battle to stem its spread

SINGAPORE: The digital space is a double-edged sword for social media influencer Christabel Chua.It is where she sells lifestyle products and advertises to her 250,000-plus followers. But it is also where her biggest nightmare played out — when someone hacked into her...

India and Pakistan ease coronavirus restrictions for some small businesses

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: India allowed shops in residential areas to reopen from on Saturday, more than a month after the country went into lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, federal and state officials said.The federal home ministry said late on Friday that...