Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan re-opens for international flights Sep 18, 2020 0 535 12345 AFPBeijingChina’s Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged.China stopped international flights in March as global alarm increased about the spread of COVID-19, but has now largely brought the disease under control at home through travel restrictions, testing and lockdowns.A flight operated by South Korean carrier T’way landed at Wuhan’s Tianhe International Airport on Wednesday with 60 passengers.Officials in white hazmat suits, masks and visors were seen checking the passports of arriving passengers. All international passengers arriving in Wuhan have to pass a test within 72 hours of departure, Li Yizhuo, director of Wuhan’s Civil Aviation Office, said.China still bans most foreigners from entering and those allowed have to undergo two weeks of quarantine. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES WHO warns of ‘alarming’ virus spread in Europe Sep 18, 2020 0 1141 US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan, angering China Sep 18, 2020 0 668 Navalny aides say Novichok found on hotel water bottle Sep 18, 2020 0 1141 EU parliament demands tough Russia sanctions over Navalny AFP Brussels The European Parliament on Thursday demanded tough EU sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, accusing the Kremlin of trying to assassinate him to silence dissent. .. Moderna reveals detailed plans for COVID-19 clinical trial AFP Washington US biotech firm Moderna, one of two companies currently holding phase 3 trials in the United States for a COVID-19 vaccine, took the unusual step on Thursday of publishing its trial protocols after calls .. Czechs struggling with record COVID-19 spike PRAGUE: The Czech Republic is struggling to stem a massive spike in coronavirus infections after clocking a record daily rate of infection on par with neighbouring Germany, which has a population that is eight times .. 17 countries initiate OSCE human rights investigation in Belarus DPA Vienna Belarus will be subject to an international investigation into human rights abuses and election fraud, according to a mechanism triggered by 17 mostly European countries on Thursday. The group, which .. New York City delays return to school again NEW YORK: New York City postponed again on Thursday the return of in-classroom teaching for a large number of pupils, highlighting the difficulty of getting children back to school amid anxiety among teachers about .. Biden faces US voters at town hall as campaign heats up AFP Washington White House hopeful Joe Biden on Thursday holds his first extended face-to-face with real voters since winning the Democratic nomination, a town hall where he will likely savage President Donald Trump’s ..