China's first candidate vaccine for the novel coronavirus may be put into additional trials in other countries seriously hit by the pandemic if the ongoing initial trial proves it is safe and effective, the top researcher for the vaccine said.
Procedural rules on the conditions of operating passenger, cargo, technical and long-term parking flights during the period of the coronavirus restrictions at Budapest Airport (BUD) 25.03.2020
The Hungarian government has declared a state of danger “to prevent the human pandemic causing a mass infection and endangering the safety of life and property, to avert its consequences and to protect the health and the lives of Hungarian citizens”, which impacts aviation.
The operation of certain functions at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport(BUD) is indispensable from the perspective of the national economy and supply chains, as well as the related jobs and economic performance.
The aim of these procedural rules is to provide for and regulate the operation of these activities.
Hungary declared a state of emergency in the entire country due to the coronavirus, Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyás announced at the daily press conference of the Hungarian government's coronavirus task force.
The state of emergency (technically, "state of danger") is a so-called special legal order defined in the Fundamental Law of Hungary which allows the government to introduce a number of extraordinary measures by decree and suspend the application of certain laws in order to mitigate a natural or industrial disaster. It remains in effect for fifteen days unless Parliament authorises the government to extend it.
The special legal order allows the government to halt air traffic or public transportation, order quarantines in certain areas (or even evacuations), restrict usage of public spaces, or even prescribe civil defence obligations or draw companies under temporary state control. (Once again, these are measures permitted by the state of danger, not measures that were announced). Once the state of danger ends, the specially authorised government decrees lose their effect as well.
Extraordinary measures announced by the Chief of Staff:
- No entry into Hungary from Italy, China, South Korea, and Iran, except for Hungarian citizens who will automatically be quarantined.
- Restrictions will apply at the Slovenian and Austrian border as well,
- False statements concerning the virus will be sanctioned, just like the violation of quarantine orders,
- Universities will only have online classes,
- Events in enclosed spaces with more than 100 in attendance banned, outdoors events with more than 500 people banned as well,
- No school trips abroad are allowed.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Chief of Staff Gergely Gulyás told public media that the coronavirus response has to be taken to the next level in order to avoid community spread of the virus, which is why the coronavirus task force recommended the government to declare a state of emergency.
Gulyás said that the state of emergency makes it possible, if necessary, to order house quarantines and to close the borders - in agreement with Austria - before people arriving from Italy. Hungarians could of course return to the country in such a situation, but they would automatically be quarantined, Gulyás explained.
This special legal order had been employed before, he added, but only in areas affected by severe floods, never in the entire country.
The economic and legal risks brought on by the coronavirus are manageable. The possible solutions are described in the following detailed article by our member, Szabó Gergely Gábor Law Office.
The WHO declared a global health emergency on 30 January 2020. On 28 February 2020 the risk of impact was raised from high to very high. The virus has been identified in many countries now, including Hungary. The spreading of the virus and the actions and measures taken in response have major implications for international trade and, in several countries, on day-to-day life as well. Contracts are becoming increasingly difficult or even impossible to perform.
Contracts may be affected by Force Majeure or they may have become impossible to perform. Furthermore, in cases where one of the parties is not willing to agree on amendments to the contract the other party may take the case to the court to have the desired amendments ordered.
Chinese technology giant Alibaba recently developed an AI system for diagnosing the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Alibaba claims its new system can detect coronavirus in CT scans of patients’ chests with 96% accuracy against viral pneumonia cases. And it only takes 20 seconds for the AI to make a determination – according to the report, humans generally take about 15 minutes to diagnose the illness as there can be upwards of 300 images to evaluate.
The system was trained on images and data from 5,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and has already been tested in hospitals throughout China. According to the Review’s report, at least 100 healthcare facilities are currently employing Alibaba’s AI.
But it’s not the only one in town capable of detecting the coronavirus. Rival healthcare organization Ping An recently announced a very similar-sounding system.
Forrás: Nikkei Asian Review
Tesla could make big cost reductions at its Chinese gigafactor, according to Reuters, who have reported that Tesla and Chinese battery manufacturer CATL are in an advanced stage of negotiations. Once the collaboration is established, Tesla will have the opportunity to use cobalt-free batteries in vehicles manufactured in China. Cobalt is one of the most expensive components of batteries.
Mr. Ernő Pető, president of ChinaCham Hungary has been interviewed about the coronavirus by M1, the Hungarian national tv channel
On February 13, Mr. Ernő Pető, president of ChinaCham has been interviewed about the coronavirus by M1, the Hungarian national tv channel.
ChinaCham Hungarian-Chinese Chamber of Economy held its Annual General Meeting on February 7, 2020, as previously announced.
In the interests of protecting the health of the Hungarian population, at its session on 31 January 2020 the government-established Operational Group for Protection against the Coronavirus Epidemic set up an Action Plan.
Az amerikai-kínai kereskedelmi háború egyik félnek sem tett jót, így nem csoda, ha a tőzsdék kedvezően reagáltak arra a hírre, hogy a kínaiak visszavonják a szeptemberben érvénybe lépett büntetővámokat. Lassú ez a búcsú a fegyverektől, hiszen az amerikaiak még fenntartják a szankciók nagyrészét.
Several European cities to cancel Lunar New Year festivals including Budapest.
United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) made recommendations on basic rules to reduce the chances of anyone getting infected with the coronavirus. Pneumonia can be fatal.
Curretly, it is very unlikely that the new pneumonia-causing coronavirus will appear in any EU member states, though the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year will bring a significant increase in passenger traffic to and within China at the end of January – the National Center for Public Health told MTI on Thursday.
However, the virus appeared in Europe shortly afterwards.
China's Huawei has postponed this year's annual developer conference due to the coronavirus. The event would have been held from February 11-12 in Shenzhen, about 960 kilometers far from the site of the first appearance of the virus in Wuhan. The organizers have changed the date to March 27-28.
By Thursday night, 830 people had been diagnosed with the virus in China, while the number of deaths had risen to 25. Traffic blockades have already been introduced in nine Central Chinese cities on Friday to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Hupei Province, the origin of the epidemic declared the highest level of public health crisis.
Security measures have also been introduced in Europe: after Belgrade airport, Rome has tightened up.
Revenues and profits at China’s state-owned enterprises hit historic highs last year, even as the country’s private firms fought for their survival amid the slowest period for economic growth in a decade.
Jack Ma, co-founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, said he wants to reform globalization by bringing e-commerce to everyone in the developing world. Ma made the remarks during a panel discussion with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at a session called Digitalizing Emerging Markets at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan here on Wednesday called on countries to work together to shape the global architecture in the age of the fourth industrial revolution with the vision to create a better future for all mankind.
China will further cooperation with northern European countries on developing a green urbanization market in China, aiming to strengthen international coordination and establish green and sustainable development partnerships according to officials from both sides.