Xi speaks with Jokowi over phone, says China will ‘win’ battle against coronavirus

first_imgXi also conveyed his appreciation for the trust and understanding extended by his Indonesian colleagues, saying that his recent conversation with Jokowi was a reflection of the robust bilateral relationship between China and Indonesia as comprehensive strategic partners.Jokowi reportedly expressed his sympathies to China on behalf of Indonesia during the phone call.COVID-19, linked to a wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has infected more than 45,000 people since it was first reported early this year with a death toll of more than 1,100 people as of Wednesday.The Indonesian government has imposed a travel ban to and from mainland China since Feb. 5 as well as temporary halt in live animal imports from the country in an effort to prevent the deadly virus from spreading to the archipelago .However, Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian objected to the travel ban as he claimed such a move would likely have a negative impact on the global economy.“In this situation, we need to be calm. Don’t overreact and cause a negative impact on investment and the economy,” he told reporters last week.As of Wednesday, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia.(rfa)Topics : Chinese President Xi Jinping told  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo that the Chinese government was confident it would “win” the battle against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a phone call on Tuesday night.As reported by Xinhua news agency, Xi said containing the outbreak was the government’s top priority, as evidenced by its commitment to implementing “the most rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures”. #BREAKING: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks over phone with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, expressing confidence in a full victory in the fight against the novel #coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and achieving goals and tasks of economic and social development pic.twitter.com/QUSdNRTPnZ— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 11, 2020He went on to say that China would continue to bolster its cooperation on the mitigation of the deadly viral outbreak with Indonesia and other countries to ensure public health safety.last_img read more

Martin Odegaard called up to Real Madrid first team

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Martin Odegaard has earned his first call-up to the Real Madrid first-team squad.The Norwegian teenage sensation has been included on the list of players for Wednesday night’s home game against Almeria. Odegaard joined the Liga giants in January from hometown club Stromsgodset and has been playing under Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane for the Spanish side’s B team, Real Madrid Castilla.There have been mixed reviews of how the 16-year-old is settling into life in Spain, with Spanish media outlet AS initially claiming that he had been ‘frozen out’ by Frenchman Zidane for ‘refusing to train’.”On three occasions, Castilla’s coaching staff have called meetings with the player and his parent to explain the situation and advice him to attend Castilla’s training sessions on a more regular basis,” claimed the report in AS on April 8.Then just a few days later the newspaper refused to give him a mark during Castilla’s game against Tudelano.But the news that Odegaard will be included in Real Madrid’s first team for the midweek La Liga clash suggests that the reports in Spain are wide of the mark, and the fact that he could make his debut during such a pivotal part of the season is a promising sign for the youngster. –last_img read more