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Stephen McDonell
China Correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, after 9 years as ABC Beijing Bureau Chief. Abusive, rude language gets you blocked.
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Stephen McDonell 2h
If we didn’t already love ’s PPAP Pikotato enough here he is with a message for the World in a time of ...
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Stephen McDonell 3h
The lockdown was apparently sparked by only a few infected people. They're being super cautious not to have another spike there. The city in locked down is right on the border with Russia where dozens of infected Chinese citizens have been re-entering.
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Martin Chorzempa 马永哲 4h
Terrible news from Singapore: second wave is picking up steam. 142 new cases today and reimposition of full lockdown--cannot even have one friend over for coffee in your home without risking big fine. h/t
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Stephen McDonell 3h
deaths in rise for 2nd day in row; over the past 24 hours 828 more people have died in from the virus; total coronavirus deaths now 6,483; aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle returns to port after some crew with symptoms.
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Stephen McDonell 4h
Replying to @StephenMcDonell
But it doesn't really make sense for to be stopping infected citizens of from leaving... unless they're doing this in accordance with the wishes of Beijing?
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Stephen McDonell 4h
Replying to @StephenMcDonell
The closing of the - land border cold be to discourage Chinese citizens flying/taking the train, say from to the far east, then driving across the border into ? Dozens infected by the have entered China this way in recent days.
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Stephen McDonell 5h
Replying to @victorymonk
Yes but... the problem is getting back out again. It's hard to get tickets, certain documents need to be in order and then, if returning to Beijing, it means going into quarantine for two weeks.
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Stephen McDonell 5h
The - land border has been temporarily closed for people crossing, according to Chinese State media which is reporting that the Chinese embassy in has been informed. Dozens of Chinese citizens infected with the have crossed over in recent days.
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Stephen McDonell 6h
Replying to @StephenMcDonell
In case you missed it, this was the scene in at midnight local time when the city where the outbreak started opened again to the outside world.
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Stephen McDonell 9h
Replying to @Mpeople
has its own rules though so anybody coming into the the city from province has to be checked and go into quarantine. For now there are no - transport links.
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Stephen McDonell 9h
Replying to @Mpeople
In most people get their green health clearance by not being from a high-risk group. So if nobody in your family has been infected; you haven't been in contact with infected people etc you are cleared to buy train tickets and leave.
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Stephen McDonell 10h
Replying to @ninthcn
Sorry. Typo from me there. I left off a zero. Indeed: 55,000 train passengers leaving today as transport connections resume.
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Stephen McDonell 10h
Replying to @StephenMcDonell
Turns out the 10,000 air passengers is both into and out of today. 6,524 people due to fly out and 4,000+ due to fly into the Chinese city where the outbreak started but which has now re-opened to the outside world. Train passengers out today 5,500.
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Stephen McDonell 11h
Replying to @jiaminc
One possibility is that, because of reduced flights into from everywhere, people could fly from say into the Russian Far East then drive across the border into ?
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Stephen McDonell 11h
Do we think this is because of all the new infections this week in the form of Chinese citizens returning from ?
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A Ed 12h
Unpopular opinion: Trump putting a freeze on US funding to the WHO is short-sighted and will only push them closer to alternative sources of funding (aka The People's Republic of China). If you're cheering it as a good move then you are indulging biases that leave you blinded.
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Stephen McDonell 12h
Replying to @CannonballJones
I don’t think you understand the maths in you’re own original example. Anyway. Enough on this from me.
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Stephen McDonell 12h
Replying to @WallyBanter
Whatever
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Stephen McDonell 13h
Replying to @ursulaliang
Does the back of the shirt say “...but I am goose”? ;-)
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