More than 24,500 people worldwide are now infected with the coronavirus, the AP reported, citing the latest data released today in Beijing.
490 people have died and 24 324 cases have been confirmed in mainland China. Another 17 cases have been confirmed in Hong Kong. Macau has identified 10 cases of infection.
Romania's first ever Paralympic champion Eduard Novak concluded the 2020 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton (Canada) with three medals, after having won a bronze medal in the Omnium - Cycle 4 event on Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Feb. 2 to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has close ties with its neighbor China.
Speaking on a visit to the capital Nur-Sultan, Pompeo said he has raised the matter in talks with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi.