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>Spaniards begin renting out dogs

Offers of a dog have begun popping up on Spanish online marketplaces as the coronavirus quarantine measures went into effect.

Adverts seen on MilAnuncios.com include a hunting dog in Valencia, charging 25 euros for a "walk".

It comes as a royal decree approved mid-March has severely restricted freedom of movement in Spain.

Residents must stay indoors, only leaving home – one per car – for food, medicine, medical assistance, essential work, caring for loved ones or other justifiable activity.

Anyone breaking the rules can be fined, depending on the category of their infraction.

But the government has assured residents they may walk their pets, so long as they observe social distancing measures such as keeping 1m apart from other members of the public.

MilAnuncios.com said they will not permit the renting out of pets, allowing residents to "laugh off" the coronavirus restrictions.

They are eliminating all the ads that appear in this regard.


International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach walks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the 'One Year to Go' ceremony celebrating one year out from the start of the summer games at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan July 24, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

>Japan mulls postponing Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday hinted at the possibility that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games could be postponed this summer if they could not be held in their complete form.

"If it is difficult to hold the games in such a way, we have to decide to postpone it, giving top priority to the health of the athletes," the Japanese leader said.

Abe had previously said that Japan was still pushing ahead to host the Games in their "complete form," meaning as per the current schedule and in front of spectators.

The latest remarks from the Japanese leader come on the heels of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) saying that it is exploring a number of scenarios amid the global coronavirus pandemic, including postponing the Games.

Abe said the IOC will ultimately make a final decision on the matter. He added, however, that neither the IOC or Japan have discussed the idea of cancelling the quadrennial Games, nor is such a scenario tabled to be discussed.


Li Zhiji, a 36-year-old volunteer, receives the recombinant novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine inoculation in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province, on March 24, 2020. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/chinadaily.com.cn]

>Vaccine trial gets underway

The first clinical trial of the novel coronavirus vaccine in China has begun, and photos and videos of volunteers taking part in the project began to circulate on social media over the weekend.

The phase 1 clinical trial for recombinant novel coronavirus vaccine was registered on March 17, according to the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry. The COVID-19 vaccine was jointly developed by the Institute of Biotechnology, the Academy of Military Medical Sciences of the People's Liberation Army, and Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics Inc.

The trial is being conducted on 108 healthy adults ages 18 to 60 in two medical facilities in Wuhan, Hubei province.

The trial is expected to be completed by Dec 31, according to the registry.

As a subunit vaccine, it contains only a fragment of the pathogen to stimulate a protective immune response.

The volunteers will receive a series of follow-up examinations in the six months after being injected to see if their bodies have generated an antibody to the virus.


Customs staff asks a passenger about his personal information after he arrived in Beijing, on March 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

>China diverts Beijing flights

Starting Monday, the Chinese capital will redirect all the inbound flights scheduled to land at Beijing Capital International Airport to 12 designated airports, where passengers' health condition will be checked, according to a notice jointly issued on Sunday by multiple national agencies.

Passengers who do not exhibit symptoms will be allowed to reboard their planes to Beijing, it added.

The airports in Tianjin, Taiyuan, and Hohhot have been handling the diverted inbound flights since Friday. Added to the list are airports in Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Qingdao, Nanjing, Shenyang, Dalian, Zhengzhou and Xi'an, as well as Shanghai Pudong International Airport.


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