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The storm is now headed toward Tonga and expected to land there on Thursday or Friday, emergency officials said.The cyclone forced Vanuatu, which has yet to report a case of the COVID-19 infection, to suspend social distancing rules intended to combat the virus, Red Cross officials said.
The island state's leaders also are rethinking new border restrictions imposed to head off a virus outbreak, they said."It's an incredibly challenging time right across the globe, and it's hard to imagine a worse time for a mega-storm like this to hit," Luke Ebbs, Vanuatu director for charity Save the Children, said in a statement.Tonga has just "a handful" of intensive care beds for a popu卢lation of 100,000, to treat both storm injuries and potential cases of COVID-19.
Photo taken on April 6, 2020 shows a social distancing sign on the ground in a shopping mall in Canberra, Australia.A police officer salutes as he dances encouraging people to follow him from their balconies and windows as the force visits the neighborhood to cheer people up during the lockdown imposed as a preventive measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Bogota, Colombia on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
The US saw nearly 2,000 coronavirus deaths for a second day running as the toll soared again in Europe, despite US President Donald Trump's insistence that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday pleaded for global unity in fighting the coronavirus, following Trump's stinging attack on its handling of the pandemic.A Chinese mainland spokesperson Thursday strongly condemned the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority in Taiwan for its "malicious" verbal attacks on the World Health Organization (WHO) and its director-general.
Zhu Fenglian, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, also slammed the DPP for conniving in the wanton spread of racist remarks by the internet mob from its camp.Zhu said the DPP took whatever means to "bank on the epidemic to seek independence."
The spokesperson urged the DPP to immediately stop political manipulation."The DPP's attempt to take the opportunity of the epidemic to undermine the one-China principle and seek entry into the WHO is doomed to fail," she added.