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Russian President Vladimir Putin extended the nationwide paid holiday to April 30, so that people could stay indoors.Han Muyao at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) told the Global Times that he really wants to return to China, but he chose to stay because the school has not announced its exam schedule.
Han has been taking online courses since the mid-March and has remained indoors since then.Roughly 30,000 Chinese students studied at universities in Russia in 2017 and 2018, according to a survey by a Russian institute.On March 26, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui held an online meeting with Chinese student representatives. Zhang said the embassy will work with local government departments to solve difficulties students may have with daily living, studying, and security.
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The International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Thursday said the global growth will turn sharply negative in 2020, noting that "we anticipate the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression."
Countries around the world have taken fiscal actions amounting to about 8 trillion U.S. dollars in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Georgieva, who noted that there has been "significant coordination."Branislav Nedimovic, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management signed the deal with Zhu Yanmei, executive director of the BGI Group, and Li Ning, BGI's Vice President, via video conference.
The agreement foresees that Serbia provides and adapts the space for the new labs as well as testing kits, while the BGI, headquartered in the southern city of Shenzhen, pledged to supply key instruments.The lab in Belgrade has already been adapted and will start working in several days, while the other one in Nis, the third-largest Serbian city, will be built anew in 45 days, Brnabic said at the ceremony.
"This is only a part of the enormous support in technology, protective equipment, ventilators, knowledge, and expert assistance that we received from China so far during this struggle [against COVID-19]," she said."Without such support and assistance, Serbia wouldn't be so successful in fighting COVID-19. Without your knowledge and assistance, Serbia wouldn't be able to resist this disease," she added.