In the morning of May 20, 2009, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed the first imported case of influenza A (H1N1) in Taiwan. The case is a 52-year-old, foreign-born male who took flight CX831 from the United States on May 17, 2009 and arrived at Hong Kong in the afternoon of May 18, 2009. In the evening of May 18, 2009, he took flight CX468 and arrived at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 21:30. Upon arrival, he was detected with a body temperature of 38.3? by the fever screening station in the airport.
At 3:37 am on May 4, the Chinese government's second batch of emergency humanitarian aid to Mexico departed from Beijing Capital International Airport. It is expected to arrive in Mexico at 5:54 pm Beijing time the same day.
According to an official at the Department of Aid to Foreign Countries, under the Ministry of Commerce, this batch includes face masks, eyeshades, gloves, sterilized appliances and body-temperature thermometers.
Yao Jian, spokesman of the Ministry of Commerce, said on 29th April the Chinese government has decided to provide immediate humanitarian aid to Mexican government, to purchase badly needed articles such as gauze masks and latex gloves.
According to Yao, Chinese government feels indebted to the hardship confronting Mexican government and Mexican people.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu announces:
As a token of friendship between the Chinese and Mexican people, the Chinese Government has decided to offer emergency humanitarian aid worth five million U.S. dollars to the Mexican Government, including one million in cash and four million material aid in order to help the Mexican Government to tackle the swine flu epidemic.
On 9 April 2009, at the Second Handover Ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China H. E. Madame Ren Xiaoping further hands over the second batch of flood donations from the Chinese side to Hon. Dr. Libertina Amathila, Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia as follows:
1. The Chinese Government grants one hundred thousand US dollars (US$ 100,000) as an emergency aid to help the Namibian Government to combat the devastating floods in the northern and northeastern parts of the country. This grant is in response to H. E.
CHENGDU, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Sixty primary and middle school guidance counselors in the quake-hit Sichuan Province began a five-day professional training Monday to enable them to better help traumatized students recover.
The trainees came from 10 counties or cities severely hit by the May 12 quake last year.