Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Hong Kong expands social distancing due to new Covid-19 outbreak Beijing, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Hong Kong (south of China) is reinforcing the social distancing on Tuesday in order to curb effectively the third Covid-19 outbreak, which is more intense than the first one, as it has infected hundreds of people in a few days. Heavy rains in India affect over two million people New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,400,000 people have been affected by floods in 27 districts of the Assam state, according to the territory's Disaster Management Authority. China against US criticisms on the Southern Sea Beijing, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) China responded with a firm rejection the accusations made by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, concerning the Southern Sea, after describing them as 'distorting', 'unjustified' and destined to sow discord in the region. Japanese prime minister assesses damage caused by floods 13 de julio de 2020, 13:58Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday assessed the damage caused by heavy rains and floods in the prefecture of Kumamoto, in southwestern Japan. China negotiates third Covid-19 vaccine test with four countries 13 de julio de 2020, 13:52Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese company CanSino Biologics is today in negotiations with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to carry out the third phase of trials of a recombinant vaccine against Covid-19 that it developed along with military scientists. Cuba keeps up medical cooperation, despite US defamation 13 de julio de 2020, 13:49Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba currently maintains cooperation to fight Covid-19 in 35 nations, including Azerbaijan where a team of doctors, nurses and technicians from the Henry Reeve contingent arrived today, despite US defamation against that cooperation. Azerbaijan receives members of the Henry Reeve medical brigade Baku, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Azerbaijani authorities welcomed at Heydar Aliyev international airport a team of 115 health specialists from the Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade, who will collaborate in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. China sanctions four US politicians over Xinjiang issue Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) China has announced on Monday sanctions against four US politicians -including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz- and a congressional commission, in retaliation to  sanctions imposed on Chinese officials for alleged abuses in Xinjiang. Frustration among Chinese importers over ban on shrimp from Ecuador Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Seafood importers in China show strong frustration and fear a collapse in their operations after the ban on the entry of Ecuadorian shrimp into the country, as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was found out of some packaging. Sri Lanka to vote by mail for its 2020 general election Colombo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka will start the vote by mail this Monday for the next general elections to the country's parliament, it was announced in this capital today. Armed clashes reported on Azerbaijan-Armenia border Baku, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) On the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia there was an armed clash, with two dead and five wounded soldiers from this country, the military command said on Sunday in this capital, quoted by local television. Cuban medical brigade arrives in Azerbaijan to face Covid-19 Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A brigade of 115 Cuban health professionals from the Henry Reeve contingent left this Sunday for Azerbaidzhan to support the confrontation with the Covid-19 in that country, according to official sources. China adopts high level of emergency to face devastating floods Beijing, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) China decreed emergency level two today to face the biggest floods in decades that affect much of the territory and overflowed its two main freshwater lakes. Covid-19 Mortality Rate Decreases in India New Delhi, 11 Jul (Prensa Latina) The mortality rate of patients suffering from Covid-19 in India is decreasing, and was reportedly pegged on Saturday at 2.72 percent. Vietnam with no internal Covid-19 cases in 85 days 10 de julio de 2020, 13:31 Hanoi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The latest 229 SARS-Cov-2 infestations in Vietnam are being repatriated from other territories, revealing the tight control of the national pandemic containment system, the Health Ministry said Friday. China suspends Ecuadorian shrimp import due to SARS-CoV-2 10 de julio de 2020, 11:32 Beijing, july 10 (Prensa Latina) China announced today the suspension of shrimp imports from three companies in Ecuador, after the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was found on the surface of frozen shrimp packages. Floods kill 140 people and affect 30 million in China 10 de julio de 2020, 11:25 Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China on Friday reported at least 140 deaths and 30 million victims of the worst floods in decades that are affecting 27 southern, central and eastern provinces, due to heavy rains since early June. China cancels all international sports events due to Covid-19 10 de julio de 2020, 9:30 Beijing,  (Prensa Latina) China has eliminated any international event from its 2020 sports calendar and even recommended some foreign players, coaches and referees not to return, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, an official plan states on Friday. Japan, Covid-19's daily contagion exceeds 200 cases 9 de julio de 2020, 11:35Tokyo, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Japan's capital city reached a record 224 in the last 24 hours, the metropolitan government reported Thursday. Repatriations prevent Vietnam from curbing Covid-19 cases 9 de julio de 2020, 11:21Hanoi, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The repatriation of thousands of nationals prevents Vietnam from curbing Covid-19, but of 369 cases detected since the virus emerged, 347 have recovered, for 94% recovery rate.