• Regardless of name, an event worth celebrating(Different names, same festival. Duanyang Festival, Tianzhong Festival, Yulan Festival, Duanwu Festival and Daughter’s Day were all once the commonly used moniker for the Dragon Boat Festival. Enlisted as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 2009, the festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Consequently, it is also called the Double Fifth Festival)
  • Vaccine enters phase 3 trial
  • China on blue alert as rainstorms continue to wreak havoc(From Thursday to Friday afternoon, heavy rain and rainstorms are expected in the regions of Guangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian and Zhejiang, the National Meteorological Center said)
  • Eiffel Tower reopens, ending 104-day coronavirus shutdown
  • Annual pilgrimage trips for Chinese Muslims suspended due to virus
  • Stanley water parade marks Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong
  • Quicker approval for business startups(China will work to cut the time needed for approval to start a business to no more than four working days by the end of this year, and better regulate charges imposed on businesses by industry bodies and associations, a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.)
  • Advisers to pool wisdom on poverty
  • All-time high crude oil imports signal of recovery


  • Putin calls for unity as WWII victory marked
  • Eased lockdown sends pollution levels up again
  • Holiday spots will need to calm nerves
  • UK warned over second wave of virus
  • US faces a critical point after virus cases surge
  • Low level of virus in UK impacts trials

COVID-19 June 25, 2020

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