Hubei lifts restrictions as China reports no new virus cases

first_imgSchools remain closed, however.There have been more than 81,200 cases of COVID-19 in China and 3,281 deaths from the virus.New cases have slowed dramatically over the last month.But as nations globally struggle to contain the pandemic, surging numbers of imported cases in China are fuelling anxiety about a possible second wave of infections just as the country seems to be bringing its outbreak under control.Many cities have brought in tough rules to quarantine arrivals, and all Beijing-bound international flights are being diverted to other urban centres where passengers are screened for the virus.Topics : China lifted tough restrictions on the province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday after a months-long lockdown as the country reported no new domestic cases.But there were another 47 imported infections from overseas, the National Health Commission said, as the number of cases brought into the country continued to swell.In total, 474 imported infections have been diagnosed in China — mostly Chinese nationals returning home according to the foreign ministry. Four more people died, health officials said Wednesday, three in central Hubei province where the virus first emerged late last year.China announced Tuesday that the lockdown would be lifted on more than 50 million people in Hubei, with residents now allowed to leave if healthy, with some airports and train stations opening.The city of Wuhan — the initial epicentre of the outbreak — will allow residents to leave from April 8.Hubei ordered the shutdown in January but had been gradually easing rules and permitting people to move about within the province and return to work over recent days.last_img read more

Unplug and unwind with your own coastal cottage

first_imgThe home at 4 Barton St, 1770, includes a retro pastel kitchen.Marketing agent Tim Lawry, of PRD Nationwide Agnes Waters, said the home at 4 Barton St was on “one of the finest sites” in 1770 and could be restored to be a classic Queensland beach shack. The view from the porch of 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim.Keith Wilkins, of Knobel and Davis Real Estate, said this was a rare opportunity to buy an original Bribie beach cottage. For those interested in a project, there is an original Queenslander on a gently sloping 809sq m block, with ocean and sunset views, in the town of 1770. SWITCH off the smart phone, enjoy the sea breezes and soak in the views from these back-to-basics beach shacks on the market in Queensland. In South Mission Beach, an A-frame timber cottage on an elevated 1,012sq m block with ocean views and sea breezes is for sale for $595,000. The cottage at 9 Mitchell St, South Mission Beach.The tin and timber shack also has a stone fireplace and timber floorboards. In Maroochydore, a colourful 1930s cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp is across the road from the river and close to beaches. The view from the front porch of 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore.Marketing agent Damien Said, of Century 21 Duporth Maroochydore, described the property as an “ideal getaway” as well as a blue chip land holding. The coastal shack is going to auction on Thursday, March 7 at 6pm. If you are more into the sound of crashing waves, check out this original beach cottage on Bribie Island. The shack at 4 Barton St, 1770, has plenty of potential. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is full of character, including timber floors, VJ walls and a pastel rainbow kitchen. It has an enclosed front veranda looking out to the ocean as well as side and rear decks.center_img Inside the 1930s cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore. The riverside cottage at 78 Picnic Point Esp, Maroochydore.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThe restored three-bedroom home has an enclosed front deck looking over the river, a sunroom with wet bar, a spacious lounge room and a renovated kitchen. There is semi-outdoor bathroom on the enclosed back deck, and a tandem carport on the 506sq m block. The view from inside 9 Mitchell St, South Mission Beach.Marketing agent Tania Steele, of Tropical Property, said 9 Mitchell St may be basic but the view more than made up for any lack. The home includes an open-plan living and bedroom area, a combined bathroom and laundry, a mezzanine level and a covered deck looking out towards the ocean. The seaside home at 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim.The two-bedroom shack at 62 Rickman Pde, Woorim is on a 647sq m beachfront block with established trees and gardens. The home has an open-plan kitchen and living area, front porch, two bedrooms and a bathroom. last_img read more

Moses Reveals Plans to Fight for Chelsea Career

first_imgVictor Moses has expressed his desire to stay at Chelsea while hoping to get a chance from new manager Antonio Conte.Since his move from Wigan in 2012, the winger boasts of 12 English Premier League starts with the Blues and spent the last three seasons on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham United.And the Nigeria international is motivated to give all it takes to impress manager Conte to avoid been shipped out of the team.“It’s a very big season for me, there is a new manager here,” Moses told EveningStandard.“I have to show my talent and make sure I work hard to get into his thoughts. I will keep working hard and see what happens after that. “We have a new manager and he knows what he wants from us. We are still getting used to the way he wants us to play, but it’s going to be good.”Moses was one of the few players that impressed in Chelsea’s defeat to Rapid Vienna in their first pre-season game.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more