Apr 08, 2020

Fresh Start: Podcast News (4/8/2020 Wed.)

Welcome to Fresh Start.This is People’s Daily app.Here are today’s picks from our editors.Over 80 pct of global workforce affected by COVID-19 pandemicMore than four out of five people, or 81 percent of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are currently affected by full or partial workplace closures due to COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) published on Tuesday.While predicting large reductions in working hours in Arab States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, the report indicated that the sectors most at risk include accommodation and food services, manufacturing, retail, and business and administrative activities. (Xinhua)COVID-19 death toll passes 10,000 in FranceFrance has now recorded a total of 10,328 COVID-19 deaths since March 1.That number includes 7,091 in hospitals and 3,237 in aged care homes, according to Jérôme Salomon, the director of Frances public health agency.Currently, there are 78,167 cases of COVID-19 infections in hospital with an increase of 3,777 in the past 24 hours. Some 30,902 confirmed or possible cases have been recorded in aged care homes, taking Frances total confirmed or possible COVID-19 cases to 109,069. (Peoples Daily app)UK’s Johnson in ICU, was given oxygen in battling virusBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in stable condition with the coronavirus Tuesday in a hospital intensive care unit, where he was given oxygen but was breathing on his own without a ventilator, officials said.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has temporarily taken over many of the prime minister’s duties to lead the country’s response to the pandemic while Johnson is being treated. Britain has no official post of deputy prime minister.The 55-year-old Johnson is the first major world leader confirmed to have COVID-19. (AP)Chinese coming from 26 countries must submit health info to flyChinese passengers who are going to fly to China from 26 countries are required to submit their health informa...

Podcast: Story in the Story (4/8/2020 Wed.)

From the Peoples Daily App.This is Story in the Story.With the nature of police work in China changing as technology plays a bigger role in criminal investigations, legal professionals are calling for more training for forensic and high-tech talent.Ji Chunwei, a criminal lawyer from Guangdong province who used to be a policeman, said the number of labs or centers for studying and applying technology in criminal investigations has risen over the past five years."Chinese police have realized the importance of applying technology in cracking criminal cases and have also shown their willingness to brush up on the latest technologies," said Ji, who was a police officer from 2000 to 2014.He said most public security bureaus, including the one he worked for, used to be more focused on clues such as fingerprints and footprints during investigations. However, "now they have begun using more big data and video surveillance as electronic evidence."Today’s Story in the Story looks at how big data and video surveillance is being used to help solve crimes in China.The plaintiff, defendant and judges connect to each other by video during the first court session of the Guangzhou Internet Court on Oct 25, 2019. (Photo: court.gov.cn)"DNA comparison has helped police increase the probability of catching fugitives because the technology is accurate and highly sensitive," Ji said.Big data, video surveillance, artificial intelligence and psychological tests are also being used more frequently in dealing with new types of crimes, said Liao Ming, an associate law professor at Beijing Normal University."Taking advantage of technologies to offend is common nowadays, such as those using the internet and telecommunications to defraud others," he said."If police cannot become more capable of applying technology in criminal investigations, they will find it difficult to fight high-tech offenses."Hubeis provincial Public Security Bureau ...

Fresh Start: Podcast News (4/7/2020 Tue.)

Welcome to Fresh Start.This is People’s Daily app.Here are today’s picks from our editors.WHO urges caution in relaxation of lockdownThe World Health Organization’s emergency chief said countries looking to exit their lockdown strategies need to use a “calibrated, step-wise approach” that does not release all the restrictions at once.Dr. Mike Ryan said Monday that countries shouldn’t be looking to transition out of a shutdown without having a plan in place to keep the spread of COVID-19 to manageable levels.Ryan said countries should have systems in place to detect cases, track contacts, quarantine suspect cases, and test widely for the disease. (AP)US COVID-19 deaths top 10,000: Johns Hopkins UniversityThe total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States topped 10,000 as of 1:20 pm local time Monday, according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.A total of 10,335 people have died of the disease among 347,003 confirmed cases in the country, the CSSE said.The state of New York suffered the most deaths in the country, now standing at 4,758. Among other hard-hit states,New Jersey reported 917 fatalities, Michigan recorded 617 deaths, and California reported 350 deaths.At a Sunday briefing in the White House, US President Donald Trump said that Americans are bracing for probably the toughest week as many more fatalities could be expected due to COVID-19. (Xinhua)British PM Johnson in intensive care unitBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.Johnson’s office says Johnson is conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment.Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him. (AP)China to blacklist passengers for providing wrong health informati...


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