In Tanzania, goat and fruit test positive as a result of faulty coronavirus kits from China
Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw, Reuters reports.
Magufuli claimed he tried to vet the quality of the equipment by having his security forces obtain random samples from goats, sheep and a local fruit called a pawpaw, Reuters reported.
The sub-Saharan nation’s leader said he then assigned them human names and ages and delivered them to lab technicians who were unaware of their animal origins, in a bizarre blind test.
The result - both the goats and the pawpaw tested positive for the coronavirus. Currently Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there’s no evidence that a fruit can contract COVID-19, although a variety of animals have recently been diagnosed with the disease.
“There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation,” Magufuli said, adding the kits should be investigated.
The country’s leader has called the incident “technical error” and refrained from any further comments regarding the origin of those test.
However, many analysts believe that the tests came from China, as similar faulty cases have been confirmed in Spain, US, Netherlands, India and Turkey.
Reports of faulty Covid-19 testing kits from China have become common this day.
Spain has twice sent the tests back to China after they were found to have low sensibility and the US has accused China for sending low quality tests which resulted in increased number of Covid-19 cases.
At the same time, the government of Tanzania is being accused of cover-ups by its citizens and the laxity by World Health Organization.
Tanzania was among the first country in Africa to receive medical assistance from China. On March 25th, Tanzania received 100.000 face masks, 20.000 testing kits and 1,000 protective suits which have been donated by Alibaba Group Founder, Jack Ma.
Officially, Tanzania has 16 deaths caused by the coronavirus and 480 people are infected. However, with a population of 56 million people, many experts believe that the outbreak has spread far across the country and the number of people infected with the deadly virus is a couple of times higher than official reports.
China is Africa largest trading partner, with more than $208 billion worth of trade in 2019.
Memes about Microsoft buying TikTok are going viral on the internet (30 funny photos)
The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is going to ban the application of TikTok in America.
In addition, according to the international press, he could order the Chinese company ByteDance to sell the application, one of those interested in buying the platform being the giant Microsoft.
Several analyzes around the application showed that Microsoft is negotiating the acquisition of the software, according to The New York Times.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration began studying the application, fearing that the TikTok would not be used for espionage by the Chinese.
TikTok is the latest chapter in a growing tension between China and the US. A conflict, which erupted due to trade disagreements, has developed on several levels, and now includes issues such as Hong Kong's sovereignty, Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minority and Chinese technology companies.
With this situation, Internet users began to make jokes about this. Let's laugh together of some of them together!
1.Kids with no talent after Trump bans TikTok
2.Wars then vs wars today
3.TikTok influencers in a few days
4.USA wants to ban TikTok
6.9gag users vs TikTok users
7.Everyone concerns about TikTok
8.Europeans watching today China and USA
9.What to do if you want to watch TikToks
10.Chinese government reacting to TikTok ban
11.TikTok didn't make people dumb
12.What about free speech?
13.TikTokers moving back to Youtube
15.Know the work rules
16.When TikTok gets banned in the US
17.Millions of middle-schoolers suddenly cried out in terror
18.Fighting TikTok to annoy evil Chinese man
19.I can't believe TikTok is collecting our data!
20.Banning TikTok be like:
21.Using a vpn to get on TikTok if US ban it
22.Who is on TikTok at 2 am when you have insomnia?
23.Influencers of TikTok rolling down to McDonald's
24.Pretending not to care about TikTok ban
25.Facebook, Insta and Twitter left the conversation
26.Evolution is about to happen
27.Meditation is the key
28.What's up with this year?
29.US need to pay attention to other important deals, not TikTok
30.TikTok is trending on the political arena decision-making process
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2021 Chinese New Year things that you need to know
For us, the Chinese New Year is an exotic holiday associated not so much with the onset of a new period as with the colorful traditions and rituals of the Chinese people. For the Chinese themselves, this holiday, called Chun Jie, is the most important event in the year and in family life: the inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom celebrate the European New Year no more than we - the Chinese.
In China itself, as well as in Chinatowns of all countries of the world, on the days of the Chun Jie celebration, there is a triumph of sound - firecrackers, colors - red and gold, festival processions of lions and dragons, as well as discounts in stores. You can see it all with your own eyes if you come to China for Chinese New Year!
Chinese New Year is a very family holiday. By the time it began, all the Chinese, no matter where they are in the world, are trying to return home to their relatives. Although recently, many have begun to abandon this tradition and travel abroad on holidays. Nevertheless, on the eve of Chun Jie, at all airports in the world, the number of Chinese residents rushing to flights to the Middle Kingdom is noticeably increasing.
To understand why the Chinese celebrate their New Year this way and not otherwise, you need to know at least a little history of their holiday. And it goes back many centuries! Initially, the Chun Jie date was associated with sacrifices to deities and commemoration of ancestors. But after the Xinhai revolution of 1911, to distinguish it from the European New Year, the holiday was renamed Chun Jie - Spring Festival. The Chinese believe that it is on this day that nature awakens from hibernation, which means that a new annual cycle begins.
Previously, the Spring Festival was also called Gongyan. According to legend, that was the name of a wild and terrible beast, so terrible that from its mere sight the trees shed their foliage, and the earth became barren. Nature came to life only when the creepy Gonyan left. And the people thought: what to do to drive the monster away? And they came up with! It turned out that the beast was afraid of noise and crackling.
Today, crackers, fireworks and firecrackers create the noise and crackle needed to leave winter. And in the old days, the Chinese created a noise attack using a variety of household items. Since the XIV century, there was a custom to throw bamboo sticks into the oven on New Year's Eve, which, when burned, emitted a strong crackle and also scared away evil spirits that appeared in abundance on the streets of villages and cities on New Year's day.
To prevent evil spirits from getting into houses, in the old days the Chinese also sealed windows, doors and all cracks in the house with paper. Today this tradition is alive, perhaps, only in the countryside.
By the way, the tradition of using pyrotechnics on New Year's Eve also has the other side of the coin: the Beijing authorities are seriously concerned about the sharply increasing level of smog after such massive fireworks launches. Considering that the smog situation in Beijing and on other days is not the most favorable, the concern of the authorities of the Chinese capital is understandable.
Another problem with the existing tradition of launching fireworks on New Year's Eve is the danger of burns and injuries from the use of pyrotechnics. Especially to help those who suffered during the expulsion of the evil Gonyan, about one and a half hundred ambulances are on duty on the streets of Beijing.
For the New Year, the Chinese do not dress up a Christmas tree, as it happens according to European tradition, but decorate the Tree of Light. This is the name of a tree hung with bright paper lanterns, flowers and garlands. It is believed that the presence of such a tree in or near the house attracts good luck.
It is very important for the Chinese to stay awake all night until the new year arrives - this is also done according to tradition, so that evil spirits cannot get into the house while the owners are sleeping. The festive evening begins with a New Year's dinner. All family members gather at the table, and for those who, for some undoubtedly important reason, could not join the family, a place is left.
Traditional New Year's dishes are displayed on the table, including: broth with long noodles, symbolizing longevity, mantou - dumplings with minced meat and, of course, jiaozi - Chinese dumplings. In their shape, these dumplings resemble traditional bars made of gold and silver and symbolize the wish for wealth and the birth of sons.
The dinner ends with the distribution of "money of happiness": adults give children red envelopes with money invested in them, which should bring good luck throughout the year. Family members spend the rest of the night until the morning talking, playing board games and, of course, watching television. And in the morning, having breakfast, everyone goes to visit their relatives - to wish their loved ones all the best. For these hikes, the Chinese dress up in red clothes. And indeed, the whole of China on New Year's days is literally drowning in red.
Why did this particular color become the symbol of Chun Jie? There is also a legend about this. And also about the monster! In ancient times, it ruined an entire village, killing all the inhabitants, except for one family, who were dressed in red clothes. It became clear: the monster was frightened of the red color. Since then, it has become a tradition to wear a red outfit for New Year's celebrations to keep monsters and demons at a distance.
However, the red color blazes not only on the inhabitants of China, but everywhere, wherever you look. Numerous wishes of happiness, wealth, good luck are written on red paper and placed in the most prominent places: doors, walls and windows of shops, restaurants, houses. Greeting cards exchanged by the inhabitants of the Celestial Empire are also made of red paper, and the hieroglyphs wishing happiness are made in gold or black.
For almost half a month, an atmosphere of general jubilation and festive fun will reign in all cities and villages of China. People will start visiting each other and exchanging gifts. Among them there will definitely be two tangerines, this is also a tradition associated with the peculiarities of pronunciation: in Chinese, the phrase "a pair of tangerines" is consonant with the word "gold". In addition, the Chinese more than anyone else believe in the magic of numbers: paired objects, in their opinion, symbolize unity and family harmony. Therefore, paired gifts are, in principle, popular.
Once upon a time, the Spring Festival celebrations lasted more than a month. Today, the country cannot afford such a number of holidays, but everyone has seven days off in a row - the so-called "golden week". In total, New Year's celebrations stretch for fifteen days, during which traditional mass events are organized, accompanied by colorful performances and sports competitions.
The first three days of the holiday are called chui, chuer and chusan, during which friends and relatives visit each other and give gifts. The fifth day is considered the birthday of the God of Wealth, on the eighth a solemn family dinner is held again, and on the ninth and tenth days the Chinese offer prayers to the Heavenly Jade Emperor and hold celebrations in his honor. On the last day, the fifteenth, the Lantern Festival is celebrated, which also closes the New Year celebrations. On this day, lanterns and candles are hung on the streets of all Chinese cities.
This is done so that the lost souls of the dead can return home. A traditional dish of the Lantern Festival is glutinous rice balls with a sweet filling. Also on this day, folklore performances are held throughout the country, accompanied by the dance of lions and the dance of the dragon. The dance of lions symbolizes protection in the coming year from all kinds of troubles and misfortunes.
The dance of dragons is a very ancient rite, it was performed in the XII century and thus expressed admiration for this mythical animal. The dragon is made of paper, wire and willow rods, its flexible body can reach a length of up to 10 meters. Each part of the dragon is controlled by a dancer with a pole. It is an amazing sight to see how people bring the dragon to life, acting in such perfect synchronization that the paper monster wriggles like a real one!
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