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A leading Chinese epidemiologist has reiterated that China's current dynamic zero-COVID approach aims at eliminating COVID-19 outbreaks rather than individual infections. "The essence of the dynamic zero-COVID approach is early detection and quick response measures to stop the continuous spread of the virus in communities to protect people's health and lives to the greatest extent," Liang Wannian, head of the COVID-19 response expert panel under the National Health Commission, told Xinhua in a recent interview.



As the fifth wave of COVID-19 epidemic eases in Hong Kong, public facilities including libraries reopened recently, attracting a crowd of book lovers to enjoy their reading time. April 23 marks the World Book Day when some parents in Hong Kong took the opportunity to bring their kids to the libraries, including local resident Ms. Ho, a grandmother of a two-year-old toddler.



China has authorized more than 2.53 million invention patents over the past five years, with an average annual growth rate of 13.4 percent, according to the country's top intellectual property regulator Sunday.More than 27.7 million trademarks were registered in the same period, an average annual increase of 29 percent, Shen Changyu, head of the China National Intellectual Property Administration said at a press conference.



Citizens are being asked to avoid putting disinfectant into sewers, which will not prevent COVID-19 infection but will corrode pipelines and pollute the environment.There is an extremely low possibility that the virus could be transmitted through sewers as long as there is no air link with neighbors, said Wang Tong, deputy director of the Shanghai Patriotic Health Campaign Committee Office.



Jiading district, Shanghai's automobile production hub, has taken various epidemic prevention and control measures to help local enterprises resume production, Li Feng, vice-governor of the district, said on Sunday. Li said that 125 of the key enterprises in the city to resume production are located in Jiading, while 97 of them are involved in the automobile industrial chain.



Tesla Inc is looking to produce 1.5 million vehicles and over 50 percent growth over 2021 numbers, as the Shanghai factory has resumed production "at fairly high levels" following a month-long COVID-related closure. Admitting the automaker has lost "a lot of important days" for build volume out of Shanghai, CEO Elon Musk predicted Q2 production to be roughly on par with the first three months.



China's central bank on Sunday conducted 10 billion yuan ($1.55 billion) of reverse repos to maintain liquidity in the banking system.The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2.1 percent, according to the People's Bank of China.

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